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Subject:  Re: Mini Bummer Date:  11/23/2012  3:31 PM
Author:  ResNullius Number:  18061 of 19738

The WWII generation got a sweet deal from Medicare and Social Security, but those days are long gone.

My wife and I were talking about something similar just last night. Most folks who go on Medicare have never had to pay much of their health insurance over their adult lives, having received it as a tax-free benefit from their employer, so they are very surprised at how much Medicare actually costs after you throw in drug and medigap coverage. We've always paid for our health coverage via private-pay policies