Congrats for getting the job done. I remember that feeling. I retired from a megacorp that dealt with health insurance, and I was totally out of my league when signing DH up for Medicare. That said, had it not been for Medicare, I wouldn't have retired. Getting him to 65 and on Medicare was a HUGE piece of our retirement plan.
And, while selecting what plans you wanted was a pain, I must say that the 11 months he's been on it were far less annoying than having him on my megacorp family plan. We went with a Plan G and to date nothing has been denied and we only have to pay the reasonable premium and the $185 deductible each year. It is a dream when compared to experiences with UHC.
It is shocking how little the docs get paid for their Medicare patients. DH had a urology procedure last month, and the doctor bill was $18,000. He got a paid $2,000 after all the Medicare write-offs. Absolutely unbelievable.
Anyway, enjoy Medicare. I hope your experiences are as good as ours have been.
FIRE Class of 2018 @ 61
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