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Fri Jan 20, 2017, 01:51 PM

I have Medicare and I have a

doctors appointment on Thursday. Do you think I will actually get to see the doctor or will my insurance be non existent by then?

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Reply I have Medicare and I have a (Original post)
Doreen Jan 2017 OP
csziggy Jan 2017 #1
brooklynite Jan 2017 #12
csziggy Jan 2017 #16
Skittles Jan 2017 #2
marybourg Jan 2017 #3
Vinca Jan 2017 #4
Bettie Jan 2017 #5
MineralMan Jan 2017 #6
Wellstone ruled Jan 2017 #7
MineralMan Jan 2017 #8
Wellstone ruled Jan 2017 #9
drray23 Jan 2017 #10
cyclonefence Jan 2017 #11
Doreen Jan 2017 #13
cyclonefence Jan 2017 #14
Doreen Jan 2017 #15

Response to Doreen (Original post)

Fri Jan 20, 2017, 01:52 PM

1. Good question! We have no guarantee for the future at all. nt

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Response to csziggy (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 20, 2017, 03:09 PM

12. Yes we do...ACA is fully funded for the rest of the year...

...this is why the Republicans can repeal it without any actual pain being felt.

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #12)

Fri Jan 20, 2017, 04:05 PM

16. That's only short term - what about next year and the year after?

We've got to fight to make sure people who rely on the ACA for coverage are not left where they were before it passed. Some will be in worse shape than before - one couple I know had been on Medicaid but were kicked off because Gov. Rick Scott refused to accept the Medicaid provisions under ACA. Fortunately they were able to get coverage under the ACA but it takes a bite out of their $1800 a month SS diability coverage.

Without the ACA they are uninsurable and without the subsidies they cannot afford private insurance. Although they both worked all their lives now in their early 60s they are unable to work any longer and have nothing to live on other than their disability and future Social Security.

I worry about what will happen to them. He has congenital heart problems and his pancreas was seriously damaged in an auto accident so he is diabetic. She's had two strokes and had a pacemaker put in this past year. They have no assets at all so they are at the mercy of the Republicans.

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Response to Doreen (Original post)

Fri Jan 20, 2017, 01:52 PM

2. you're OK for now

honestly, it is going to depend how We The People fight these fascist bastards

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Response to Doreen (Original post)

Fri Jan 20, 2017, 01:53 PM

3. Don't worry. Organize.

With a tip o the hat to Joe Hill.

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Response to Doreen (Original post)

Fri Jan 20, 2017, 01:53 PM

4. We're on Medicare, too. Time to make sure the will is in order.

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Response to Doreen (Original post)

Fri Jan 20, 2017, 01:53 PM

5. I doubt they can fully kill Medicare by Thursday

but next month? I wouldn't count on having coverage.

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Response to Doreen (Original post)

Fri Jan 20, 2017, 01:55 PM

6. Trump cannot end Medicare by fiat.

Your appointment is safe, and will be covered. I'm also on Medicare. Congress will not end Medicare. They have to run for office, too. They know that it would end their careers.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #6)

Fri Jan 20, 2017, 02:11 PM

7. Thanks for putting this up.

 

This is a Third Rail Item,and if the Republican Party wants Extinction,just go there.

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #7)

Fri Jan 20, 2017, 02:12 PM

8. There's plenty to worry about.

Panic, however, is not in order at this time. At least not when it comes to Medicare.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #8)

Fri Jan 20, 2017, 02:38 PM

9. Here you on that.

 

With the Rules changes in the House and Senate,we will see prepackaged repeals coming right and left. You and I have seen attempts like this before with GOP dominated State Legislature.

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Response to Doreen (Original post)

Fri Jan 20, 2017, 02:47 PM

10. very unlikely

It takes congress to do that. As far as I know, the senate did not repeal the filibuster at the start of the new congress (which is when they can do it with a simple majority vote). Hence, the democrats can easily filibuster anything outrageous like killing medicare. I also think there are plenty of republicans who also wont vote for that since their constituents would not accept it.

I would not rule out significant cuts to it further down the road however.

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Response to Doreen (Original post)

Fri Jan 20, 2017, 03:07 PM

11. I very much doubt that even idiot Trump

would risk enraging such a huge bloc of voters (and we old folks *do* vote) and their families who would then have to take care of the sick old people. I predict no substantive change to Medicare until the Baby Boomers die out. There is strength in our numbers.

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Response to cyclonefence (Reply #11)

Fri Jan 20, 2017, 03:12 PM

13. I am not old but disabled...well one more year to 50 but that is not old is it?

I get scared because he hates disabled people and I would not put it past him to say only people who are his definition of old can receive it anymore.

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Response to Doreen (Reply #13)

Fri Jan 20, 2017, 03:17 PM

14. As it happens, my husband and I *and* our 30-year-old disabled daughter

depend on Medicare for health insurance, and if he tries to cut disability benefits from Medicare we'll be there with you. We won't let this fucker get away with hurting us and ours. My daughter's benefits come from my husband's account, so his Medicare would have to be cut for anything to happen to hers. Is your Medicare based on your work history? My daughter has never been able to have a job.

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Response to cyclonefence (Reply #14)

Fri Jan 20, 2017, 03:29 PM

15. I am pretty sure that my Medicare works off the fact

that I did work before becoming disabled. I never had a fancy job. I worked minimum wage jobs with no benefits before I became disabled. I have disabled friends who never worked before and they get their medical for free all the way around I however pay for it in one way or another. My Medicare has also been effected by ACA and if not for the ACA there are things I would not have been able to do.

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