The Motley Fool Discussion Boards

Previous Page

Personal Finances / Living Below Your Means


Subject:  Re: What about Sam's Club for prescriptions Date:  1/18/2013  10:36 AM
Author:  alstroemeria Number:  870648 of 902379

All this is so confusing.

Indeed. Imagine if every senior also had to pick their main health insurance that way, not just their drug plan. Thank goodness for Medicare.

I'm sorry I can't help with your question...just turning 64 this year, me. Do people need to pick a Medicare supplemental and a separate drug plan, or are those usually offered as a single plan? Or is that only the case with MedicareAdvantage, which I believe covers the whole shebang (but is a sinkhole of $$ for the govt as it's for-profit and costs more than was an experiment in trying to run Medicare privately for less, which doesn't work and should've been abandoned, but insurance company lobbyists are powerful persuaders, and individual policyholders generally like MA too, as they generally pay less out-of-pcoket, but the rest of us pick up that tab...).

Didn't The Who say, "Hope I die before I get old!"?!
Copyright 1996-2018 trademark and the "Fool" logo is a trademark of The Motley Fool, Inc. Contact Us