I want to say thank you to those who took the time to answer my plea for Medicare advice. After reading all of your notes and calling our doc’s office, I checked several ones his office recommended. We finally decided to go Medicare Part B with AARP Supplemental and I think we’ll be satisfied. Just negotiating the different options for supplement coverage is intimidating.
After reading your notes, one struck a chord with me and convinced me that we needed the best supplement we can afford so we went with what’s called “Plan F”. It only take a few days of hospitalization for severe illness to completely wipe a family out. We may need to squeeze dollars from some where else but I’ll feel better about it.
We also got a separate Part D policy to cover his medications. You really have to be careful about that one. You need to make sure the company you are interested in covers all the medications you take.
Don is horrified that insurance is so expensive because Weyerhaeuser bore most of the insurance cost for us. He says you can only afford to pay so much for insurance and he’s right in a way. But…..you can’t afford to not have insurance.
Since I’m not quite old enough for Medicare I got insurance through the government marketplace. I don’t care for the way this whole deal came about but I do have to admit that I’m grateful for the assistance I will get to pay for my insurance. I am also grateful that I can get quality insurance even though I have had cancer.
Thanks again to all of you.