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    Health Insurance

    I signed on to my the health Insurance Marketplace today to sign up for 2018.
    My Florida Blue silver plan has increased 80+% for 2018. From $745 to $1390 p month. I am disgusted. It kind of put a damper on my usually bright and cheery attitude today. The folks that lost their subsidy have it even worse than me.

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    I'm sorry I really hope there is a decent answer for healthcare in the near future. /end my vaguely political post
    Jacki ~ loving Aruba from NJ

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    Me too Jacki!

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    I haven't renewed mine yet. Can't wait...

    When we were young we worked for a car.
    In our thirties we worked for a house.
    Now at sixty and beyond we work for health insurance!

    Andrea's idea doesn't sound so bad...
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    Technically I should be on Paul’s retirement plan thru Raytheon. However when he retired he in error clicked the wrong box on the forms and we lost coverage. He tried to correct the error and was denied.

    He is now now on Medicare and a supplement and I am left on my own til June 2020

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    That is terrible! We just got a letter in the mail that the city was changing our insurance next July. An informative meeting is scheduled for this month. I was crabbing like crazy, probably around the same time as you were logging in for your insurance! Have to say though, after hearing your story, I really shouldn’t complain. The city covers 85% of our premium, plus reimburses 55% of Medicare premiums so I guess we are actually fortunate. My biggest fear when change insurance is that Tom’s immunosuppressants are covered.

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    Fingers and toes crossed
    Quote Originally Posted by Pegmeister View Post
    That is terrible! We just got a letter in the mail that the city was changing our insurance next July. An informative meeting is scheduled for this month. I was crabbing like crazy, probably around the same time as you were logging in for your insurance! Have to say though, after hearing your story, I really shouldn’t complain. The city covers 85% of our premium, plus reimburses 55% of Medicare premiums so I guess we are actually fortunate. My biggest fear when change insurance is that Tom’s immunosuppressants are covered.

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    It's a terrible thing when the quality of our healthcare is dictated by an insurance company.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post
    Technically I should be on Paul’s retirement plan thru Raytheon. However when he retired he in error clicked the wrong box on the forms and we lost coverage. He tried to correct the error and was denied.

    He is now now on Medicare and a supplement and I am left on my own til June 2020
    It is so scary how easily people can lose coverage. I've been attending some seminars through work so that I can help my parents with some of their decisions and paperwork. It is all very confusing! Add in my dad needing disability at 58, due to partial vision loss and it really gets complicated.

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    yup..we lost coverage in a flash.
    the click of a mouse in mid July 2008, and then finding out of the error on aug 1, Paul was denied any chance of changing it.
    truly just a clerical error.
    i had already retired from my job, but had been on Paul's since 1984.
    we really were up the creek.
    the best break we got was in Nov 2016 when he went on Medicare and our family plan premium went from $1100 for just me of $745.


    QUOTE=Traceyd14;324724]It is so scary how easily people can lose coverage. I've been attending some seminars through work so that I can help my parents with some of their decisions and paperwork. It is all very confusing! Add in my dad needing disability at 58, due to partial vision loss and it really gets complicated.[/QUOTE]

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