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eleny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-24-11 12:29 PM
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I have arrived
My Medicare card arrived in the mail yesterday. It's effective September but there it is in all its glory.

That is all. :D
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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-24-11 12:31 PM
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1. Welcome to Medicare.
Got mine last year. Haven't had to use it much, though. Be sure to get your Welcome to Medicare physical. It's free and pretty comprehensive. It's a good way to establish a baseline assessment of your health.

MEDICARE FOR ALL!
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eleny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-24-11 02:19 PM
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8. Thanks for the tip
Edited on Fri Jun-24-11 02:23 PM by eleny
I didn't know about that physical. I go every 6 mos for a mini check up and am due back in October. So I can schedule the comprehensive for that time.

M for all, indeed!
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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-24-11 02:45 PM
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11. They even included an electrocardiogram as part of it, plus
a complete CBC blood panel. Nice.
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peace frog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-24-11 12:31 PM
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2. **Whew** You made it!
Edited on Fri Jun-24-11 12:32 PM by peace frog
Now let's see how long they'll let us keep receiving it.

Best wishes! :hi:
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eleny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-24-11 02:18 PM
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7. Thanks and about your comment - isn't that the truth!
:hi:
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rurallib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-24-11 12:34 PM
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3. strange that in America people want to get older
just for Medicare.
I have 3 years, 3 months but who is counting. Until then I must be very careful.
My wife has medicare. She gets Great healthcare.
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eleny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-24-11 02:22 PM
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9. Lol! So in exactly 3 years you can make application for it
The process is very efficient. Ten minutes by phone to make the application. The award letter arrived within 2 weeks followed by the card in yesterday's mail. Pretty slick for gubmint work! No wonder the Republicans hate it. It proves them so wrong.
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Worried senior Donating Member (105 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-24-11 12:35 PM
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4. Me Too
Received mine last year and didn't use it much until this year but sure made a difference.

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eleny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-24-11 02:23 PM
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10. I'm so ready to ditch my current $6000. deductible
:hi:
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damntexdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-24-11 12:41 PM
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5. Ooh, I'm eligible in September, just haven't signed up yet.
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eleny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-24-11 02:14 PM
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6. You can apply by phone
I started my app online but it went sideways. So I called the # for SSA and the gal put me through to applications. They retrieved my "in progress" online app attempt and completed by phone. I should have gone the phone route from the start. Took me 5 - 10 minutes.
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