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    There is a lot of thoughtful responses which hopefully will get us all thinking.
    Next week we have several appointments to discuss cremation services and will prepay for what we want.

    Another thing to remember for married people, if one of you dies the other gets the highest of the two social security numbers. That can make a significant change in your income. Your expenses are not going to decrease a lot. Second, Medicare is basically an 80/20 plan. Having to pay 20% of the allowed Medicare cost can really add up. You can get plans to supplement, a very confusing proposition. But, Medicare is not for profit like the big insurers that have massive CEO and executive salaries and huge shiny buildings. They are clear on what they pay for and what they don't. I really wish everyone had access to medicare. Premiums are about $150 per person a month.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flowerseverywhere View Post
    There is a lot of thoughtful responses which hopefully will get us all thinking.
    Next week we have several appointments to discuss cremation services and will prepay for what we want.

    Another thing to remember for married people, if one of you dies the other gets the highest of the two social security numbers. That can make a significant change in your income. Your expenses are not going to decrease a lot. Second, Medicare is basically an 80/20 plan. Having to pay 20% of the allowed Medicare cost can really add up. You can get plans to supplement, a very confusing proposition. But, Medicare is not for profit like the big insurers that have massive CEO and executive salaries and huge shiny buildings. They are clear on what they pay for and what they don't. I really wish everyone had access to medicare. Premiums are about $150 per person a month.
    Good point about supplemental insurance on Medicare and the 20%. My monthly premium is over 200 dollars, and prescription drugs are another 40. So I'm around 260 for the supplement, on top of the 178 for part B, which is a total of almost 450 a month. Medicare is expensive, too.

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    After the excrement show at the ER, where I spent most of last night with my mom, I think refusing treatment and dying at home a la Scott Nearing might be the way to go for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yppej View Post
    After the excrement show at the ER, where I spent most of last night with my mom, I think refusing treatment and dying at home a la Scott Nearing might be the way to go for me.
    Unfortunately, that is probably not an option for you, since they will now step in for self-neglect, and the state will take charge of you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tybee View Post
    Good point about supplemental insurance on Medicare and the 20%. My monthly premium is over 200 dollars, and prescription drugs are another 40. So I'm around 260 for the supplement, on top of the 178 for part B, which is a total of almost 450 a month. Medicare is expensive, too.

    When people say things like “I wish everybody could be on Medicare” or another service like it, I don’t think they’re giving full attention to the fact that many Americans simply will not pay those premiums. Talk to people who could have “affordable “healthcare coverage with an ACA policy. Remember that our president, Barack Obama, promised it would be affordable. The same people do not think it’s affordable. Those people do not want to pay ANYTHING. Many people who go bare on health insurance do so because they choose to do so, it is a choice.

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    Dado potato, I found the greenhouse very interesting. There are quite a few somewhat close to my kids. What is their financial structure like?

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    Quote Originally Posted by iris lilies View Post
    When people say things like “I wish everybody could be on Medicare” or another service like it, I don’t think they’re giving full attention to the fact that many Americans simply will not pay those premiums. Talk to people who could have “affordable “healthcare coverage with an ACA policy. Remember that our president, Barack Obama, promised it would be affordable. The same people do not think it’s affordable. Those people do not want to pay ANYTHING. Many people who go bare on health insurance do so because they choose to do so, it is a choice.
    good point. It truly is a life saver for many seniors, and some qualify for Medicaid as well. Our country has indeed put many people who did honest work and have paid taxes in a fix for sure.
    besides many politicians have talked about revising SS and Medicare “entitlements” (as in cutting benefits and increasing premiuns) because they have plenty of money and don’t need to rely on them and too bad so sad for us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tybee View Post
    Unfortunately, that is probably not an option for you, since they will now step in for self-neglect, and the state will take charge of you.
    Maybe by then the Free State Project will be a reality and I can go there and be left to die in peace.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tybee View Post
    Unfortunately, that is probably not an option for you, since they will now step in for self-neglect, and the state will take charge of you.
    You can arrange for hospice at home; my mother had it.

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    Any of the Greenhouses should be able to explain on the phone or email what the monthly rate would be for any given level of care. For example, "memory care" in a secure building may involve a different rate than a Green House where "assisted living" residents freely move from room to room.

    Also, there is some uniqueness to Green Houses. Some are religious. Some are for veterans (VA). At least 1 Green House takes residents on 3-wheeled cycle rides (pedaled by volunteers)!

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