SENIORS TELL ME ABOUT MEDICARE
I have been trying to
sort out the maze of social security stipends also
medicare entitlements. Reason, my PAL THE 70 yr old
HERMIT of the Sierra Madre Mountains on border Nevada/
California, who lives in a shack miles from any village
--who has a 40 yr old dying car & feeds deer,
racoons, cats, bears out of his small pension as a
programmer in the 70's, wrote me a letter saying: "Anita,
guess what! The state isn’t going to pay for my medicare
and they will take what they gave so far BACK from my
I know you are semi
paralyzed in bed in the mountains far from any city with
almost no car, so, you have income? WHAT JOB?
I DO NOT KNOW WHAT THEY ARE
TALKING ABOUT. I cannot even get out of the house. They
made this UP!
So they're taking away my part B.
talked to the county worker (CALIFORNIA, not federal
SSI) she said that they will start paying for the part B
soon as my med-i-cal starts. Part B ONLY.
WHAT IS PART B?
Well, a kind of
AID that started last month and they took three months
worth of Medicare this month so didn’t have enough to
pay rent when I checked the bank.
THEY JUST GO IN YOUR
ACCOUNT AND TAKE MONEY?
The letter says
they will take a big chunk out next month also. I can’t
talk to anyone to explain this and it’s driving me
crazy. I thought last week I solved the problem but then
the letter came yesterday. I did get food stamps.
That’s $60 dollars a month.
2$ a DAY FOR FOOD THEY GIVE YOU?
The girl at the
county told me that they, the state would pay for the
medicare part a and b and I’d get back the money they
took from me.
WHY DID THEY TAKE IT
IN THE FIRST PLACE? SHOULDN'T YOU HAVE TOLD THEM WHO YOU
ARE WAY EARLIER? 70 yrs old, unable to walk, no car etc?
They have those
facts somewhere. Anyway this letter makes it seem I’m
just going to be getting less money. I Called Social
Security and was on the phone then talked to a machine
which didn’t help me. Tried another number and never got
through after being on an hour. Phone ran out of
battery. I just don’t know what I’m going to do.
GET A LAND LINE !
When I talked
to one guy from the county who I was told to talk to
about emergency funds --- he said he didn’t do
that--- just food stamps.
DID YOU ASK HIM WHERE
EMERGENCY FUNDS OFFICE WAS?
The girl I talked to
told me I’d get the money back and now I don’t know
what’s going on other then they will be paying me less.
HOW DO YOU KNOW THAT?
Was there a state law
that was past making everyone on Social Security have to
pay for Medicare Part B.
We didn't settle this
yet, what is part B?
PHARM he said. Went on to say; "The letter also included
a section on how to cancel my Medicare part A & B.
WHY THE HELL WOULD U WANT THAT?
Maybe some people
want that. Oh Gawd, Im Having a headache kind of day.
Back ache and spine feels like it’s moving around above
the area of surgery. (Most of his vertebrae have been
glues to their fellows.) Necks not good either. Have to
lay down and be depressed. I’ll write my doctors about
what’s going on. I told them if I’m too depressed I’ll
go to the hospital. Last week I was really falling
apart. Could have been real bad but after talking to a
few people for the county and SS I thought it was going
to be okay but now it doesn’t. NO. THE LAWS ABOUT
POOR SENIORS ARE INJURIOUS. SEEMS THEY WANT EVERYONE
HERDED ONTO THE ICE.
Feel like I'm out there already
No money for heat. H.E.A.P does
not answer even when I fill out
forms. I gotta get the KIBBLE for
the bears,coons,skunks, cats, deer.