WHAT 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 income.
HERMIT of the SIERRA. MEDICARE DUMPED HIM. Whath to
                do about Medicare.
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.

 When I 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.

seniors being herded out onto the ice. Social ;
                  Security Administration makes it hard on recipients.
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.