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TXplowgirl

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Hi everyone, have a question. I received my SSDI last year. My Medicare doesn't kick in until April of next year and hubby's starts this Nov. when he turns 65. My question was do any of ya'll receive it and if so how do you pick which policies, like for your drug coverage, co pays, etc.? It is so confusing to me.
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Systemic Lupus, Connective Tissue Disease, Fibro, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Raynauds, Social Anxiety Disorder, Depression, Anemia, Osteoarthritis, Degenerative Disc Disease, High Functioning Aspergers Syndrome, 2 bulging discs in neck with bone spur, High Blood Pressure, Vit D Deficiency, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Endometriosis, Chronic Gatritis, Leaky Gut Syndrome, IBS and several food intolerances.

Meds i'm currently on, Hydroxycloroquine, Savella, Leflunomide, Cyclobenzaprine, Prevacid, Vit D, and Lisinopril/HTCZ

But, as my daddy used to say. I'm In Pretty Good Shape For The Shape I'm In. [biggrin]
Cakelady

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I am not sure how I got put on the on I am on put I like it. It's Humana and it works well for me. My mom and step dad have Kasier Senior Plan and they seem to like it. I think Kasier is only in California but I am not sure. They had Kasier before Medicare so they had their doctors for years. My step dad also has a lot of heart issues. He has had several heart attacks and he has an L Vac machine. The L Vac is weird. It's in his heart but the box and the batteries are outside of his body. He wears a fishing vest all the time to keep the battery pack etc. Since Kasier did not have the right doctors do to the surgery they paid for Stanford to do the surgery and the after care. He has had 2 L Vac machines. The first one failed after he was sent home and he had to be life flighted back to Stanford.

Not sure if I was much help but for what it's worth........

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TXplowgirl

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Thanks DeAnna, i'll keep looking into it I guess.
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Better To Have It And Not Need It Than To Need It And Not Have It.

Systemic Lupus, Connective Tissue Disease, Fibro, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Raynauds, Social Anxiety Disorder, Depression, Anemia, Osteoarthritis, Degenerative Disc Disease, High Functioning Aspergers Syndrome, 2 bulging discs in neck with bone spur, High Blood Pressure, Vit D Deficiency, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Endometriosis, Chronic Gatritis, Leaky Gut Syndrome, IBS and several food intolerances.

Meds i'm currently on, Hydroxycloroquine, Savella, Leflunomide, Cyclobenzaprine, Prevacid, Vit D, and Lisinopril/HTCZ

But, as my daddy used to say. I'm In Pretty Good Shape For The Shape I'm In. [biggrin]
LibBias

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I will start on Medicare in January. I talked with the pharmacist at Walgreens, and he put me in touch with a local health insurance broker. I have had two meetings with him. He sat with me, and put together a large list of all the companies that are available to me. He also took the time to explain how Medicare works: What Medicare does and does not pay for, and what is the difference between Medicare Part A, Part B, etc. 

I have signed up through him for the Supplemental Insurance that will cover the 20% that Medicare will not cover. I also signed up for a Part D drug plan. And this week I am going to sign up for a dental plan; Medicare does not cover dental. 

I agree with the person who said all of this stuff is confusing. I started receiving lots of mail, email, and phone calls from different companies. I was grateful to the pharmacist at Walgreens for steering me to someone who was knowledgeable.

Good luck as you work your way through Open Enrollment.
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