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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-12-11 05:22 PM
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We pay 20% of our S/S retirement benefits for Medicare coverage.
We pay more in one month than FL governor Rick Scott pays IN A YEAR!

"TALLAHASSEE, Florida Gov. Rick Scott, a critic of the federal health care overhaul, is paying less than $400 a year for health insurance for himself and his wife."
http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/politics/os-rick-sc...

That ain't right.

Here are our numbers:

MEDICARE COSTS:

BASIC $96.50 X 2 = $193/MO.
PLAN 'G' SUPPLEMENTAL
ME: $110.63/MO
WIFE: $88.27/MO

PART 'D' (Drugs)
ME: $42.80/M0
Wife: $39.80

TOTAL HEALTH INS: $474.50

TOTAL MONTHLY S/S RETIREMENT BENEFIT (Both of us): $2355


Note: My wife takes NO prescription drugs. We were advised by a doctor friend that she should go ahead and sign up for coverage now, because
1. It is more expensive for each year you defer, and
2. Someday she may need VERY expensive medications.
jeez

I am mad as hell!
:grr:
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True Blue Democrat Donating Member (80 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-12-11 05:44 PM
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1. Why Rick Scott has not been indicted
even if it's a local prosecutor, he should be indicted for everything A-Z and imprisoned with no chance of parole, confined in a solitary confinement with no contact except for the local wildlife.

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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-12-11 06:02 PM
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2. From your mouth to god's ear?
:-)
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proudlib8134 Donating Member (50 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-13-11 03:24 AM
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4. +100
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enough Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-12-11 06:31 PM
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3. These numbers are so important. How has this "debate" been allowed to go on without
being rooted in this reality? Thanks.
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Zoigal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-13-11 04:36 PM
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5. Roughly in the same boat you're in, trof..
We pay the same for medicare, but $339 for supplement which
includes partial drug payment but since we both need a few
prescription drugs (and some are expensive) that requires at least
$300 a month extra that isn't covered. Total health costs add up somewhere around eight to nine
hundred a month. Total SS is $2980. And some folks think we
are getting a "free ride"....mad as hell on the west coast, too........z
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-14-11 05:04 PM
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6. And our premiums go up $50/MO next year.
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demosincebirth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-17-11 09:56 PM
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7. thats about right for us, too. Except, we don't have part D and my union pays for meds.
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