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Subject:  Re: House transfer: Father to Sons Date:  6/22/2006  6:42 AM
Author:  reallyalldone Number:  87513 of 121061

Medicare and other government programs are to prevent the truely destitute from dying in the streets. Likewise, you're not going to get the best quality health care.

I haven't found this to be true - my mother has a far wider selection of care under medicare than we have with a regular type of health insurance and the copays, etc are less as well. With Medicare and a gap program, 2 weeks in the hospital(and it could have been any hospital), including some days in critical care as well as most of the rest in the next level of care down - she paid nothing.

Perhaps you are thinking of Medicaid.

rad
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