WHY AREN’T YOU DEAD YET?
This is scary. I’m on Medicare now but I’m also on my husband’s Blue Cross-Blue Shield retirement health care which is very good until/unless he dies. Fortunately he is healthy and I’m getting better (getting the Diabetes (Type II) under control.)
The Over-65 population is the largest voting segment in the US. I suggest we ALL register (if you haven’t done so yet and IT’S FREE to do) and start bombarding our senators and representatives to make sure we’re taken care of and that our children/grands & greats will be, too.
Why aren’t you dead yet?
If you’re over 65 and/or on Medicare, or poor on Medicaid, that’s the message you’re getting.
Out-of-pocket costs of Medicare have been going up annually, with ever-higher deductibles and premiums and a massive doughnut hole in prescription coverage that like the energizer bunny just keeps going and going and going. Many of the most fundamental, critical medications aren’t covered at all — emergency and other inhalers for asthma sufferers, nitroglycerin, newer antibiotics. Out-of-pockets costs are terrifying.
It doesn’t matter that you literally can’t live without your medications. Survival is your problem. Your health care providers, including your doctors, don’t care.
Ever since I turned 65, it’s been a downhill slide into worse medical care. As long as I was on MassHealth (Massachusetts’ Medicaid), I was okay. Medication was affordable. If I was sick, I got care. Lucky I had cancer while I was covered by MassHealth. Otherwise, I’d be dead.
The day I turned 65…
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