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Advantage plans are great for the healthy but often not so great for the seriously ill. Lonestarblue Dec 2023 #1
+1. Eyeglasses, dental cleanings and gym memberships are peanuts in the world of medical bills. dalton99a Dec 2023 #10
I have a MA plan and never had any issues as descibed in this article. former9thward Dec 2023 #2
because original medicare is: ret5hd Dec 2023 #3
I have never had to wait for a referral/approval. former9thward Dec 2023 #4
So this guy is lying? Kingofalldems Dec 2023 #8
All of us have been on traditional insurance plans, after which MA is modeled, Ms. Toad Dec 2023 #9
n equals1 in the OP. former9thward Dec 2023 #11
Unless you are being justaprogressive Dec 2023 #25
Thank you for the good wishes! former9thward Dec 2023 #26
So answer me this, OK? Scottie Mom Dec 2023 #42
Insurance companies administer Medicare. former9thward Dec 2023 #43
The ins cos are EMPLOYEES of Original Medicare. Scottie Mom Dec 2023 #45
You don't believe the government website? former9thward Dec 2023 #47
Pls, only relevant replies, OK? EOM Scottie Mom Dec 2023 #62
This Is RobinA Dec 2023 #51
Not everyone can pay thousands of dollars to worry about it later. Ms. Toad Dec 2023 #5
It does not cost thousands of dollars to see a dermatologist. former9thward Dec 2023 #6
Huh? Hassin Bin Sober Dec 2023 #12
The initial appointment to find out if the lump was cancer or not would not cost thousands. former9thward Dec 2023 #15
And likely still stuck with the denial of care Ms. Toad Dec 2023 #19
There was never a denial. former9thward Dec 2023 #20
You are proposing a "kick the tires" appointment? Hassin Bin Sober Dec 2023 #21
Except you won't spend a couple hundred on an appointment Demobrat Dec 2023 #34
Yeah, blow a couple hundred to be told you need a biopsy. Hassin Bin Sober Dec 2023 #39
Read the first paragraph. Ms. Toad Dec 2023 #18
"My last dermatologist appointment was over $700 for a skin check and freeze a couple spots." brooklynite Dec 2023 #36
Yeah I have insurance. I'm saying what the charges were. As in what they would be without insurance. Hassin Bin Sober Dec 2023 #40
But what did your insurance company get charged? That's what he would've had to pay. SharonAnn Dec 2023 #57
You apparently missed the first paragraph in the body of the text. Ms. Toad Dec 2023 #13
Fifteen years ago I had a biopsy in the dermatologist office. Hope22 Dec 2023 #56
I Have Employer Provided RobinA Dec 2023 #54
I'm hardly jumping to a conclusion. Ms. Toad Dec 2023 #59
Maybe they did not have as much money as you, DemocraticPatriot Dec 2023 #61
The person said they were a retired veterinarian. former9thward Dec 2023 #64
States should allow switching from MA to supplement without underwriting. dalton99a Dec 2023 #7
You can also be very healthy and fit as I am... llmart Dec 2023 #14
I know of one that does - Ms. Toad Dec 2023 #16
New York does, thank goodness! Habibi Dec 2023 #63
So much this Politicub Dec 2023 #30
After the next election when Democrats Emile Dec 2023 #17
They're already halfway there justaprogressive Dec 2023 #22
Who is going to outspend the insurance lobbyists? misanthrope Dec 2023 #31
Yes, tell half of all Medicare enrollees that the Dems are going to take away their health care plans. MichMan Dec 2023 #52
Here is the thing, something needs to be done. Emile Dec 2023 #58
They want to end Medicare and their chosen method is working redqueen Dec 2023 #67
Why I Switched NowISeetheLight Dec 2023 #23
So happy you have justaprogressive Dec 2023 #24
Just got my traditional Medicare XanaDUer2 Dec 2023 #27
Interesting how traditional Medicare covers 80% for less than $200/month dflprincess Dec 2023 #28
I have an Advantage plan. PoindexterOglethorpe Dec 2023 #37
Read this thread. The facts are there. EOM Scottie Mom Dec 2023 #46
I read the thread. PoindexterOglethorpe Dec 2023 #48
Read your post. Scottie Mom Dec 2023 #50
Seems like you were lucky. Care to tell us which MA plan that you have? DemocraticPatriot Dec 2023 #60
Humana. PoindexterOglethorpe Dec 2023 #66
The Logical, Actuarial Reason RobinA Dec 2023 #49
Maybe because people have been paying into Medicare for 40 plus years from every dollar they earn? MichMan Dec 2023 #53
My sister is a hospital discharge nurse, JenniferJuniper Dec 2023 #29
Can we assume the "I hate Medicare Advantage" threads will end with the ads on Thursday? brooklynite Dec 2023 #32
No, the threads were here before and they'll be here after. JenniferJuniper Dec 2023 #35
Pretty simple understanding misanthrope Dec 2023 #33
That should be everyone's first clue there is something not quite right with those plans dflprincess Dec 2023 #38
Bingo. dalton99a Dec 2023 #41
In PA we can switch back into regular medicare every november lindysalsagal Dec 2023 #44
It's not switching back to regular Medicare that's the problem. Demobrat Dec 2023 #55
+1. For people with preexisting conditions, it is practically impossible outside the initial sign-up window dalton99a Dec 2023 #65
We need Medicare for All. Failure to get that done is accepting that the right will eventually kill Medicare. redqueen Dec 2023 #68
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