Just inside the door of the Senior Center are a couple of wire racks that are always full of various publications from Rains County and surrounding areas. One is a free advertising and humor paper called Giggles & Grins. I “borrowed” the following list from their latest issue:
You can tell your healthcare is in trouble when:
- The only 100% covered expense is embalming.
- Your anti-anxiety medication comes in colors and has little “m’s” on each pill. (more…)
I’ve been writing about my Medicare experiences the last couple of days, about the feelings and response when I received my card and about the confusion and decisions involved in choosing coverage. But the real experiences came the last couple of weeks when I used my cards for the first time. (more…)
I posted yesterday about getting my Medicare card. That was just the beginning of the Medicare saga. For several weeks after receiving the card, I received mail, lots of mail, about how Medicare works. The most helpful items were a couple of booklets produced by the Department of Health & Human Services. One was called “Welcome to Medicare” and the other was called “Choosing a Medigap Policy.” (more…)
I published the following post on my Facebook status sometime around the first of the year: “I am officially old now. I got my Medicare card in the mail today.” I got lots of responses, basically divided into three categories. (more…)
I mentioned in an earlier post that I have CLL, a lazy kind of leukemia that so far has done nothing but raise my white blood cell count and cost my insurance company a ton of money. Last December I had to get a CT scan to check on some deeply buried lymph nodes and to get (more…)