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Old 03-01-2012, 06:32 AM   #1
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Thumbs up Medicare

I made it my Medicare avantage plan kicks in today. Now I will never be with out medical insurance again. Now to see my new Dr. On the 6th boy dose he have allot to fix up lol lol time for my 57,000 tune up and oil change since I have peferial artery disease he can't rotate my tires.

 
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I made it my Medicare avantage plan kicks in today. Now I will never be with out medical insurance again. Now to see my new Dr. On the 6th boy dose he have allot to fix up lol lol time for my 57,000 tune up and oil change since I have peferial artery disease he can't rotate my tires.
LOL Vann, I am glad your medicare is now active.

 
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Well at least he can fix you somewhat, some people can't be fixed no matter what . What a great attude why to look at things

 
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My Medicare kicks in today too!

The best part was making a phone call to Blue Cross yesterday, to cancel my policy. I have used Blue Cross for 20+ years, but it will be really nice to not have to pay almost $500 a month anymore.

 
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My Medicare kicks in today too!

The best part was making a phone call to Blue Cross yesterday, to cancel my policy. I have used Blue Cross for 20+ years, but it will be really nice to not have to pay almost $500 a month anymore.
I here you on that one $500 a month, now sock that away in the bank and this time next year you will have $6,000 in the bank.

 
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Well at least he can fix you somewhat, some people can't be fixed no matter what . What a great attude why to look at things
He can't fix my leg no one can, but I have a shrunken bladder and the pills I am on to help me not go to the bathroom seem to stop working. Now I can go and see a urologist down here and see about treatment options. Also have to see a ortho dr.. Besides that and my feet hurting from walking on pavement for the past 30 years on my job I'm in good shape. Can't go dancing but I can sure shuffell my feet allot. But I do exersice my arm allot by doing 12oz. Curls with Budweiser as my partner.

 
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Re: Medicare

Question for Vann:

For 4 1/2 years I have had these back problems, seeing back specialists, chiropractors, physical therapists, getting MRIs and X-rays, and on and on. So all these people have my name and phone number, and know I have back issues - and I never received one telemarketing type of call about my back.

The day I go on Medicare, I start receiving phone calls trying to sell me all sorts of 'back pain relief gadgets', books, info on back clinics, etc. I have not answered any of the calls, I just let the machine get them. Many of the calls end with "covered by Medicare".

Obviously my name, phone number and type of medical problem was sold.

Are you getting medical telemarketing calls today too?

 
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I know the community hospital neuro DR I have been going thru found out I was getting medicare in Feb, told me oh good you would be a good candidate for a bacoflen pump they would surgercailty implant it in my stomache (LOL) like I would let that happen All of a suden I am a candiate for that hum..... I can read and can comprehend somethngs and I have researched it and it can malfunction cause seizures and death so let me see Oh I got medicare let me see all the things they can suddenly do for me.

 
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Question for Vann:

For 4 1/2 years I have had these back problems, seeing back specialists, chiropractors, physical therapists, getting MRIs and X-rays, and on and on. So all these people have my name and phone number, and know I have back issues - and I never received one telemarketing type of call about my back.

The day I go on Medicare, I start receiving phone calls trying to sell me all sorts of 'back pain relief gadgets', books, info on back clinics, etc. I have not answered any of the calls, I just let the machine get them. Many of the calls end with "covered by Medicare".

Obviously my name, phone number and type of medical problem was sold.

Are you getting medical telemarketing calls today too?
Not yet and I better not get any calls because you are protected under hipa law. Your insurance co. Can be sued if they try to sell your Medicare info.

 
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Not yet and I better not get any calls because you are protected under hipa law. Your insurance co. Can be sued if they try to sell your Medicare info.
That is why I find it so strange. I NEVER get telemarketing calls, and my landline number has been unlisted for decades. Then I start getting calls on the day I start Medicare. Very odd.

 
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That is why I find it so strange. I NEVER get telemarketing calls, and my landline number has been unlisted for decades. Then I start getting calls on the day I start Medicare. Very odd.
I would call Medicare and talk to them some thing is fishey here

 
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Re: Medicare

I was surprised about 7 months ago, I got a letter in my former employers envelope from Allsup! They did not say they knew of my medical,issues - BUT, if I had them Allsup would be more than happy to handle them for me if I was disabilty qualified.

I nearly fell out of my chair. Of course, this would benefit my employer - if I were to be proven disabled, they are off the hook, sorta of, on the insurance they cover me on.
(my insurance will becomes secondary)

Florida does sell your drivers license data -- that makes me crazy. I'm on every DO NOT CALL ME list there is. Actually I think Florida sells anything that will make them a buck.

 
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Congrats Vann - I know you will feel a great deal better knowing you have insurance again.

 
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Congrats Vann - I know you will feel a great deal better knowing you have insurance again.
Thank's jacki yes I'm happy that I"ll never be without medical ever again.

 
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I was surprised about 7 months ago, I got a letter in my former employers envelope from Allsup! They did not say they knew of my medical,issues - BUT, if I had them Allsup would be more than happy to handle them for me if I was disabilty qualified.

I nearly fell out of my chair. Of course, this would benefit my employer - if I were to be proven disabled, they are off the hook, sorta of, on the insurance they cover me on.
(my insurance will becomes secondary)

Florida does sell your drivers license data -- that makes me crazy. I'm on every DO NOT CALL ME list there is. Actually I think Florida sells anything that will make them a buck.
I know it's expensive in Florida it cost us a little under $500 to register our car here from a illionis plate to a Florida plate. And then our auto insurance doubled here.

 
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