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Forum: Health and Early Retirement Yesterday, 08:28 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,029
Posted By John Galt III
I tried generic once and I felt tired. Switched...

I tried generic once and I felt tired. Switched back to Synthroid brand and felt better. Why on earth there sould be any difference is beyond me. Fillers? Dyes? I noticed the generic stuff is now...
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-27-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,503
Posted By John Galt III
Nun, I wish you the best. I was considering...

Nun, I wish you the best.

I was considering Medicaid in Pa, but decided to go with a regular insurance plan via ACA, heavily subsidized, because of the lack of information about Medicaid in Pa. ...
Forum: Life after FIRE 01-24-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,526
Posted By John Galt III
A really heavy, complex, high alcohol beer or...

A really heavy, complex, high alcohol beer or ale, but it has to be ON TAP at a bar with clean lines.
Forum: Life after FIRE 01-24-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,672
Posted By John Galt III
This thread reminded me of a great song. From...

This thread reminded me of a great song.
From Bachman Turner Overdrive.

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You get up every morning
From your 'larm clock's warning
Forum: Life after FIRE 01-24-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,290
Posted By John Galt III
Yes. My dream was about being at Megacorp, but...

Yes. My dream was about being at Megacorp, but with different people. I knew I had a job, but it was a vague assignment. No real deadline, but I could be fired at any time. Spent the whole dream just...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 01-24-2015, 08:31 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,519
Posted By John Galt III
Getting off track just a bit, but what does one...

Getting off track just a bit, but what does one do when confronted with the waiver form before receiving service? In the past I have just verbally confirmed what it meant, and even though the wording...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 01-23-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,519
Posted By John Galt III
Just one more datapoint for this thread: I went...

Just one more datapoint for this thread: I went in for a blood test today at an in-network lab, and they wanted me to sign a release form. I started the form, but didn't sign it. They did the blood...
Forum: Life after FIRE 01-22-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,672
Posted By John Galt III
For a couple years I had a dream job at megacorp....

For a couple years I had a dream job at megacorp. Project leader, responsible for running/maintaining/enhancing a system of 50 application programs, all by myself. Loved it.
Forum: Other topics 01-21-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,417
Posted By John Galt III
I seem to be one of those guys who ****es off...

I seem to be one of those guys who ****es off management.

I got fired "for cause" from 2 of my last 3 jobs. I filed for UI both times, and won.

In the first one, they never showed up at the...
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-15-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 7,098
Posted By John Galt III
Agree about the commercials. This is the death...

Agree about the commercials. This is the death spiral for some segment of TV. More annoying commercials, therefore more cancellations of overpriced cable, therefore more cable price increases, and on...
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-14-2015, 07:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 402
Posted By John Galt III
Thanks for that suggestion. Just to clarify...

Thanks for that suggestion.

Just to clarify for everyone, it's not a collections agency, just a group inside the billing dept that calls itself "collections".

I called the nice girl at...
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-14-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 402
Posted By John Galt III
$75 medical bill dispute harming credit?

I have a dispute over a medical bill for $75 which has now gone to collections. I got a letter from the collections dept at the medical center, not an actual collections agency. The letter says the...
Forum: Other topics 01-13-2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 946
Posted By John Galt III
I use a nearby old sleazy-looking garage that...

I use a nearby old sleazy-looking garage that ironically has 2 good low priced mechanics who also own the place. I try to never go to the dealer since they are almost always way overpriced and love...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 01-11-2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,160
Posted By John Galt III
I applied online at the ACA website in December...

I applied online at the ACA website in December 2014 and they sent me a message asking for proof of income for 2015, due by March, 2015. But they went ahead and granted me my subsidy based on my...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 01-11-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,160
Posted By John Galt III
Thanks for finding and posting that article! :) ...

Thanks for finding and posting that article! :) I couldn't find anything about it.
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-09-2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,683
Posted By John Galt III
Gauss, Thanks for the post. Yes, the scenario was...

Gauss, Thanks for the post. Yes, the scenario was discussed in a previous thread, but it doesn't hurt to bring it up again for current readers. :) I was slightly tempted to just not do the Roth...
Forum: Other topics 01-08-2015, 07:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 651
Posted By John Galt III
Every time I cash a check at my bank, even for...

Every time I cash a check at my bank, even for just a couple hundred bucks, the poor clerk has to type away at her terminal for about 2 minutes (120 seconds) before she can cash it. Wonder what the...
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-07-2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,683
Posted By John Galt III
EastWest Gal, Thank you for the Medicaid...

EastWest Gal, Thank you for the Medicaid info. I did not know that very few doctors took the straight Medicaid version. Here in Pa I think I would only be eligible for the managed care version of...
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-07-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,683
Posted By John Galt III
Jim58, Not meaning to hijack... Thanks. I did...

Jim58, Not meaning to hijack... Thanks. I did not know about the capitation fee. And yes, Pa had it's own version of "expanded" Medicaid that was supposed to take effect 1/1/2015, and was...
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-07-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,683
Posted By John Galt III
Thanks! That is a good way to think about it. ...

Thanks! That is a good way to think about it. :)
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-07-2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,683
Posted By John Galt III
But.. but.... but...I'll be the nattering nabob...

But.. but.... but...I'll be the nattering nabob of negativity here. Let's say you were admitted yo the in-network hospital. Would the doctors who treated you have to be in-network? Are most or all of...
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-06-2015, 08:57 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,683
Posted By John Galt III
How exactly is the "level of service" different...

How exactly is the "level of service" different on Medicaid? This question has intrigued me. I do believe it is substandard, but some insurance brokers have assured me it is just as good as regular...
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-06-2015, 08:39 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,683
Posted By John Galt III
I had to bump up my 2015 income, by doing a Roth...

I had to bump up my 2015 income, by doing a Roth conversion, to get to the $16,xxx minimum to avoid Medicaid. The ACA website was was acting like it felt sorry for me to have "not qualified" for...
Forum: Other topics 01-06-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 5,688
Posted By John Galt III
Waiting for motor oil prices to drop...

Waiting for motor oil prices to drop now............... :whistling:
Forum: Other topics 01-05-2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 5,688
Posted By John Galt III
Here in Pa a new gas tax of 10 cents per gal was...

Here in Pa a new gas tax of 10 cents per gal was supposed to take effect Jan1, 2015. Price was $2.59 12/31/14. Price is still $2.59 1/5/2015. I guess they are hiding the tax increase by keeping it...
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