Obama Hagiography Reports
Posted by aogThursday, 21 May 2009 at 14:12
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Wednesday, 03 June 2009 at 07:19|
When my husband and I reached Medicare age ten years ago, I searched for what used to be called a major medical policy thinking we’d pay for our own healthcare insurance as we always had.
I learned to my chagrin that the only alternate to Medicare is an HMO. Insurance companies are not permitted to offer those over 65 any kind of health insurance.
We wanted to retain control over what kinds of services we get and who provides them, so we opted for a supplementary insurance and paid for drugs ourselves.
Since then all the “free” stuff we geezers get is costing us over $12,000 per year, including costs for Medicare, Medicare Drug Plan, BC/BS supplementary, and drugs not covered by the drug plan which incidentally went up by a third in 2009. The top tier drugs cost $40/month per prescription up from $30 for 2008.
Exactly which “services” would be rationed? Annual mammograms and pap smears? Blood tests? Treatment for phlebitis, Basel cell cancer, pulmonary embolism, prostate or bladder cancer, high blood pressure .…
Much of the money for Medicare and BC/BS goes into administrative expenses. We frequently get huge packets in the mail jammed with material few us read . The local private hospital here which I assume is typical, has all kinds of “services” and “help” available — all have colorful brochures, rooms and a staff.
The hospital sends out an expensive full color multi-paged “newsletter” touting their services, yet neither the bed nor my gown was changed in the three days I spent there last year. The bathroom was unspeakable.
My doctor discharged me ASAP so I wouldn’t get a staph infection.
I shudder to think of how far further health care will deteriorate when controlled by the same people who run the rest of the guvmint.