So in our retirement years we go from $135/month to $461/month with huge deductibles. This is Medicare? The medical insurance to protect the elderly?yup. basically -- your $135 was extremely low (for what most others pay --i was paying $322 just for me, for COBRA.. i'm paying about the same for Medicares). And Medicare won't 'turn you down'/'cancel' you -- private Ins. could and often would.it's a great deal for most (alots) because there wasn't be anything like affordable for them ....What in the world does Medicare actually cover if we have to pay such a large fee to BC/BS? They are charging so much I feel as if Medicare A and B must cover nothing.I am sure this has all been hashed out before on this board so if you can point me to the place I'd love to read it. I would also like to find out where I can get actual details as to what Medicare covers and what BC/BS will have to cover (after the $1500 deductible, of course).i don't know that it's been hashed out here (or on any board) ...your husband should be getting a big thick pamphlet explaining Medicare.there's also the web ( medicare.gov ,iirc ) for detailsroughly (iirc) part-A pays only hospital; part-B pays other medical, but only 80% or so, and there's deductible, -supplemental pays the rest of Other and sometimes (depending on plan) the deductible.part-D pays part of Rx's. HTH........=j
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