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Response to HockeyMom (Reply #7)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 09:56 AM

11. I am on Medicare and started receiving this earned benefit last year when I reached 65

because I paid into the system like everyone else that works.

If everyone had Medicare, the rate would not go up like you think, because "everyone" would be covered, young, old healthy, not healthy.
In the for profit plan you are always competing against the healthy and if you are not healthy you are risk to the bottom line.
So when United Heath Care CEO makes over 800 million and you pay for his stocks, Wall street to cover those stocks etc....
Who wins? They do every time they CEO makes his call to wall street to "project" the economic forecast of there "plan" to stay "profitable" determines the borrowing into the future.

I like Medicare, my CEO is me!!!!

Medicare does charge you for Part A or part B, but it is based on a formula as to how much you get in SS. I do believe that Medicare should have dental, which is currently not in there, shows you how much power is in the dental industry.

For example let's say I get over 2,000 a month in SS, to pay for my coverage through Medicare I have a portion of my SS taxed to pay for the Medicare, lets say its 130 a mouth, that is deducted from your SS. Part D on the other hand you pay for you drugs through that plan if you need drugs. If you are using Part D you must go to a provider that is authorized by Medicare and you pay a monthly fee to the "insurance" company, and then you pay for your prescription costs which in my opinion is BS. Part D should be wrapped in the Medicare Parts A and B together, it use to be at one time.

The only thing that the "advantage program is about in my opinion is that if you have SS and want that plan and SS is your only income then you are paying for that plan to cover what Medicare does provides at the 80/20, in my opinion I believe that it is a waste of money to give it to a for profit provider of there insurance to cover the other 20% in the 80/20 plan that Medicare provides.

So if I am getting $130. 00 Medicare deducted from SS
$100.00 Medicare Advantage being paid out of my own pocket
$ 30.00 Drug plan through Medicare
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$ 260.00 Total cost monthly bill

Social Security $2000.00 per month benefit
$ 260.00 Medical Part A & B & D
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$1740.00 Social Security


I like Medicare, my CEO is me, and if there is a congress that is trying to "hurt" millions of us on Medicare we don't forget, we wiull put someone in office to expand and protect the program


I apologize for the rant, I hoped I helped







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