If so many Americans had not been trained to think of Medicare as necessary and inevitable, and if they could imagine what types of private plans are possible from what they’ve paid into Medicare, they wouldn’t be so satisfied with Medicare, perhaps, and would begin demanding that Medicare be destroyed and replaced with nothing from government except an agreement to leave healthcare alone. Private assistance organizations can deal with those in old age who are in need of care and can’t help themselves — otherwise, young people could start paying into private plans early so they can retire early, with much, much greater benefits than the crumbs doled out by government. Plus, government is going broke, and many Americans. Left and Right, will soon demand that government keep its hands off benefits, but government won’t be able to follow through because it’s squandered the pay-ins and has borrowed too much, and then the truth will emerge as a giant re-set takes place and everyone has to accept what they’re given. Maybe government will come up with a statist solution, but I seriously doubt it. Just wait until the Left starts screaming about Medicare — we ain’t heard nothing yet.
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My Private Casbah: Meditation on Medicare: Making the Case for My Life
Today is a day of so many emotions. I don’t know how in the world to describe every aspect of it. However, I know that there was something that I needed to say today. What I’m trying to do here is make the case for why society should make sure that Medicare stays available for for Americans. It is incredibly hard to live in fear, real bone-chilling fear, that even with a cancer that has been manageable for nearly 10 years, it might not be enough. If the government withdrew Medicare, I could never afford to see the coordinating set of specialists who have–to every one’s surprise–been able to keep me alive this long. I’m not above begging for my life. I LOVE living. And maybe keeping me alive could help others, too. My case has been studied all around the USA. My cancer is so rare that there are only about 600 known cases of it in the world. If doctors and researchers can figure out how to deal with complex cases like mine, then it will be much easier for others in the future who find themselves facing a lupus or cancer diagnosis. Screw it all! I’ll be America’s guinea pig. It sure as hell beats being dead. I gladly participate in the long shot strategies. Maybe when you need it, it won’t be so risky, because they’ll have figured out how to perfect it by trying it on people like me. If society keeps me alive, I’ll do my part to return the favor. Please y’all, please remember to fight for Medicare and Medicaid as this society tries to move toward a more humane system of care for everyone.
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Tricare Help – Should I tell my doctor I have Tricare or Medicare?
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Capricious: Stuff and Nonsense
Interesting day today — in a way. In another way, if I can call this ‘interesting’ maybe I really do need to spice up my life a bit. The route to the dentist took me over the old ‘back way’ to the job I had for a couple of years in Rome, and I was shocked to realize just how much tension arose in me just by being near the place. I actually made a detour to avoid going past it. Used to get that tension every morning I drove over there, and I guess the memories are still strong. The dentist was different. Not a glitzy place, by any means. Kind of the opposite, really. Older, a bit shabby here and there, but people were friendly and seemed capable. Got a full set of x-rays and there was nothing — nada, zero, zilch — wrong. That’s good, but doesn’t explain the aching mouth. I’m beginning to wonder if it’s tension and anxiety — causing me to clench my teeth even when I don’t think I’m doing it. Have begun some serious awareness of this, working to release tension. And yes, I have been tense and I’ve been aware of it. Hard to miss — it’s pretty strong! I can’t say I actually liked the dentist from a personal point of view — but I’m not sure that really matters. The hygienist was nice, and she’s about the only one I’ll have much contact with. And they are one of the few in this area that take my medicare supplement health insurance, so I have to be grateful they are there. I need to return for cleaning, opted to schedule it for next Wednesday after my skin cancer excision. Might as well get it all over with in one morning, and that makes one less trip to Rome.
The American Spectator : Judges in Wonderland
The problem is that when you put the government in charge of your financial circumstances, you are no longer in charge of your own destiny. The Supreme Court ruled that Social Security was not guaranteed since it was NOT your money. Once the government confiscated the money from your paycheck, it was determined to be a tax. And what you received back was at the discretion of the government. Here is another example of your tax dollars at work: Medicaid takes up $10B of the New Jersey $33B budget. For one-third of our state revenues, we get a program that doctors will not accept. They net about thirteen dollars per one-hundred billed after fees and graft in the system and cost of care. So some doctors are already setting up free clinics and offer the poor charity care. For the $13 per one-hundred they forfeit, they gain in donations. And it takes them off the hook for liability lawsuits that typically cost $25K to settle even if there is no negligence. How many $13 office visits do you have to do to pay one settlement? (1,923 to be exact)