Skip to comments.What About Us Retirees ?
Posted on 09/26/2013 6:29:37 AM PDT by knarf
With all the obamascare going on, I wonder about my situation as a retiree ...
Cheap enough for one old codger, but it doesn't leave much to play with ( we're not cold in the winter, we're fed and the car stays paid for .. etc.) .. but;
I've never read anything here, nor heard anything on the radio about us SS recipients.
Will obamascare force US to pay more than what we're paying now?
I really can't afford any glitch in "the system" especially if it costs more money.
Expect your Medicare premium to rise.
Hunker in the Bunker.
Death panels for you old chap. You have lost your usefulness as a worker bee.
Well if you have a major health issue expect a “death panel” to decide your fate...
You have become a drain on the system, the Proof of Concept stated that anyone outside the age range of 19-40 was a drain and should get the least care.
Anybody with adequate savings will be ok.
I just got word on our Medigap policy (United Healthcare through AARP). The price has not gone up but the out of pocket has risen in all catagories — higher co-pays, higher minimums, less coverage. No out of network coverage and no coverage in certain counties in my state. Think auto accidents. Am I going to have to have a tattoo that says “ship me to Milwaukee County” in case of emergency?
Furthermore, I don’t even have a list of who is in network and who is no in network. Makes it hard to plan.
And, your level of care to go down.
With more and more docs dropping Medicare, who/what will be left?
I don’t know about the rest of us “seasoned citizens” but a close friend who is a few years older than me is facing another problem caused by “ObamaCare”.
She moved into this area in 1981 and has had the same doctor ever since. That is until the end of next month. Because of “ObamaCare” he is closing his doors and leaving the medical practice entirely.
So, at age 72 she has to find a new doctor amid all other issues that “ObamaCare” is causing.
i can’t state specifics ‘cause i didn’t
read the article, but i did recently see
an article headline stating that
Medicare recipients costs will go up, too.
not good news. what to do? GET MAD and
SSI and Medicare/Medicaid are essentially socialism
The House should have sent a budget defunding them as well
well look bud, you are partially responsible for this mess.
do what you can to impact it
Though, I can imagine you won't receive much in the way of care anymore no matter what you pay.
I live part time in an over 55 joint in bad ol Broward county Florida.
I had to take early SS...didnt want to but circumstances were forced on me. I am concerned as you are because at our age we have few choices.
Having said that Im more concerned with the HEALTH of my country, its future and the well being of the younger generation.
The barkeep in one of the saloons I frequent has a masters in something and that is the best job she can find now.
I know guys with families in their 40s that are scared to death about losing their jobs/health ins.
Sad days all around folks.
With respect for your situation, I too am retired now. However, I am more concerned about what my grand daughters will face under the aftermath of this evil tyrant. It consumes me in my dreams.
I’m 59 and ever since my youngest left home my attitude has been to agree with the Apostle Paul: For me to die is gain.
I have not had a physical since my 30’s and other than getting my shoulder fixed and trips to the chyropractor at $25 each. I don’t have much use for health care.
If I get something serious, I’ll die. Big deal. It happens.
obamacare is not for people who worked their lives and now can’t find a job because of their age and have started collecting social security.
It is for people who don’t work, whine a lot about White privilege, and vote democrat.
All others pay through the nose.
Now everyone understands why the rush to get guns out of the hands of the electorate. Voting by trigger finger has been made moot.
What's that ... a new dance ?
I own my home .. no mortgage, just taxes (not much on the scale of things)
We eat Asian ... lots of rice, veggies and a little meat (basically .. of COURSE there's other stuff ... SHE may be Asian but I'M by God a sugar lovin' AMERICAN .. )
We don't drive much .. church .. shopping .. visiting the kids .. all local
So unless something tragic happens ... we survive comfortably
Most importantly ... we tithe.
We just can't have any change in the demands on us.
I refuse to get food stamps which I'm sure we'd qualify for and so far, no LIHEAP fuel gift from the gummint. (I burn fuel oil supplimented with about 6 cords of firewood each winter)
I’m a retired fed. I have no idea how this abomination is going to affect me. I haven’t received any paperwork fom OPM yet. I’ll be afraid to open the envelope if it arrives here.
I’ve said for years now that I feel like the Bruce Willis character visiting the past in 12 Monkeys. But it’s not just that I see the future almost as clearly as he did. Rather, the bible is pretty clear on it. And I believe each generation bears responsibility for not the world they inherit, but what they make of it.
As our founding fathers did.
One thing for sure. I wouldn't sign anything unless I saw in writing and official that laid out my options.
You are old and no longer useful! Just a drain on society and no longer required. Crawl into a hole and pass quietly into the nite. Who cares about You!
The panels will decide for you...
/blantant sarcasm from a 55 year old
I completely agree with you. If I get sick, either I will get well on my own or I will croak. Big deal. Life is torturous and not worth living right now in the grip of demons.
My sister was in the hospital this year and it was awful. I would like to avoid all that mess
God's been good to me in that I haven't had any problems in life that wasn't fixed with stiches.
LOL...that made my day!!! Thanks!
I really like to read Ecclesiastes. Proverbs is wisdom 101. Ecclesiastes is wisdom 301. And the very last two sentences bring the whole thing into perspective.
Whenever I read it, it is cover to cover.
you ought to be embarrassed not trumpeting the fact that you lived off the taxpayers for years unless you are retired military
Because of ObamaCare he is closing his doors and leaving the medical practice entirely.
A couple of years ago my doctor made his exit into an early retirement — because of Obamacare. He absolutely detested it.
Welcome to the USSA.
50 years ago YOU would'a taken a gummint job 'cause they paid SO well and offered terrific bennies.
Yes you would'a ... don't try to deny it.
The “wealthy” will have moved off shore to escape what is happening.
Sure to be a growing trend. The idea appeals to many. And the potential for a higher standard of living is icing on the cake.
If you can’t beat ‘em, leave ‘em. :)
50 years ago government jobs were for losers
government jobs now are a way to get “on the gravy train”—the first time I ever heard this was from my sister who was attending Northwestern University J school in Evanston Illinois.
She is on the gravy train alright, disability.
God’s been good to me in that I haven’t had any problems in life that wasn’t fixed with stiches.
Us old guys can spend our last days in all sorts of helpful ways. We can teach the young about “real” life. We can help the infirm. We can lead by example. But if we just want to keep on living to please ourselves, and have not seen any change in what pleases us, we are not getting it.
I learned to play bass when I was 44 (1998)and played in “classic rock” bands (among other genres) right up through moving to Kentucky a couple of years ago. That ended it after seeing what I saw.
Specifically, it was fat and ugly men and women in their 50’s, 60’s and 70’s acting like teenagers, only in much more repulsive ways. I actually conversed with many of these people and it’s almost like there is nobody home. They have picked up zero wisdom after many decades on this planet and their lifestyle (even away from the bars) demonstrates it.
And after a great deal of reflection I realized that it was the same in Seattle, except it had a prettier coating on it. A nicer facade. America has become a culture that is rotten to the core. It is why we are where we are. And where we are is a very, VERY bad place. Only a minority of us notice. More are figuring it out, but it takes direct impacts on their lives for it to happen.
It will get a lot worse before it gets better.
Ax, I’m a retired fed too. Don’t worry — OPM already said fed retiree pensions won’t be affected. I’m not worried.
” GET MAD and get loud!”
Who are you going to get mad at? The government who has spent itself into oblivion, or the poor taxpaying SOB who doesn’t have enough money to pay for his own health insurance, least of all someone elses?
You sir, have your priorities exactly in the right spot. Thank you.
If you have a Medicare Advantage plan, Obamacare promises that the cost will rise as soon as the “temporary delay” is ended (i.e. when the Democrats think they can get away with it without too much electoral pain).
Earlier this week I received a nice letter from the Veterans Administration informing me that as a vet I was entitled to healthcare ay my local VA hospital. My insurance qualification for the 2013 Affordable Care Act had therefore been met and no further action was required.
I must add that I have frequented VA in the past and am grateful to have that benefit. It was not free, but earned IMHO :^)
They know not what they do and are incapable of receiving any information that would help them formulate more mature thoughts.
Same thing here. My 92 year old mother has had the same doctor for 30 years, until March of this year. She doesn’t trust the new one, as the doc didn’t even do blood work the last time I took her. I wouldn’t be surprised if they stop treating her at 93.
Thank you for your service
Wow, time to seek help for depression. You are slipping over the edge.
Most feds are Democrats, especially the ones in the government unions. And they voted in lock step for this clown.
They thought they were taken care of. They never thought their health plans would be vulnerable. I wonder what they’re thinking today?
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