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pat sublett

02-04-2013 14:14:50




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Lot of discussion about "O" care on the 29hr work limit but I wonder how many on here are on Medicare and if you have been informed yet by your doctor, that he will no longer take Medicare patients. I have not but, have 2 friends (different doctors) that recieved letters a couple of weeks ago informing them that would have to find another doctor, that they would no longer accept Medicare patients. Another told me that his $6 perscription went to $168.

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Edd in KY

02-05-2013 09:58:12




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 Re: OT Medicare in reply to pat sublett, 02-04-2013 14:14:50  
The average Medicare couple pays $109,000 into the program and gets $343,000 in benefits out, according to the Urban Institute. This is $234,000 in free money.

Has nothing to do with who is in the Whitehouse. Medical costs are beyond any realistic expectations. Medical costs are the real enemy of our nations future.



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MSD

02-05-2013 09:12:28




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 Re: OT Medicare in reply to pat sublett, 02-04-2013 14:14:50  
My wife's prescriptions went up after the first of the year but that was because she has to start over on her deductible again. Same thing happens every year so she tries to stock up before years end but doesn't always work that way. Hospitals are always busiest at the end of the year doing surgery's for the same reason.



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Edd in Ky

02-05-2013 10:28:51




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 Re: OT Medicare in reply to JML755, 02-05-2013 10:13:22  
There are 6 big hospitals in Louisville, all non-profits. The Chief Administrator of every one made over $1Mil. and one made $5,200,000.

The President of the University of Kentucky with 9000 employees made $625,000.

Governor made $156,000.



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GordoSD

02-04-2013 16:37:01




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 Re: OT Medicare in reply to pat sublett, 02-04-2013 14:14:50  
I am 20 year USN retiree, 73 yo, with combat related disability (not mental thanks) and have the normal Tricare for Life Supplemental. It will pay for both VA outcare and Medicare costs. I got a letter the other day warning me that Tricare4Life "might not be available for me in some cases. IOW bend over and grab your socks.



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LAA

02-04-2013 16:18:39




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 Re: OT Medicare in reply to pat sublett, 02-04-2013 14:14:50  
There are several million senior citizens that were duped into voting for the creator of this mess, I wonder how long it will take for a meaningful backlash.



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hughb

02-04-2013 16:08:43




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 Re: OT Medicare in reply to pat sublett, 02-04-2013 14:14:50  
I have been on medicare for 16 years and have had no problems at all. No letters from the Dr.
My suplemental is Blue cross Blue shield.
My suplemental is expensive. Has always been. Could it have something to do with the type of ins. you have and how much it costs per month?



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PAGlenn

02-04-2013 15:31:46




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 Re: OT Medicare in reply to pat sublett, 02-04-2013 14:14:50  
I got a letter today from my Supplement provider notifying me of a policy increase. They mentioned the increase was due to medicare cutting services.



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fergienewbee

02-04-2013 15:08:17




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 Re: OT Medicare in reply to pat sublett, 02-04-2013 14:14:50  
That's the least of the trouble brewing. Wait until they tell us what they will pay for and how much they will pay the doctors, hospitals, etc. How else can they reduce the cost of healthcare but limit/deny procedures. Insurance is not the samme as healthcare.

Larry



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Greg1959

02-04-2013 15:27:02




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 Re: OT Medicare in reply to fergienewbee, 02-04-2013 15:08:17  
fergienewbee- That is a good point.



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504

02-04-2013 17:37:32




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 Re: OT Medicare in reply to Greg1959, 02-04-2013 15:27:02  
In tonight's paper they said the Dr visit was 72.00 and the government would pay 16.00, how long would you stay in business. Just a side note to the smokers here, if you have a private insurance, your rates will go up 50% Jan. 1 2014. Another thing that is coming, they will be charging all of us fat people more too.



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