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    2 & 1/2 years later

    April 1St I will finally have Medicare, does anyone know if there is a out of pocket fee for the welcome to Medicare exam? Just wondering so I can go ahead and schedule a visit.
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    March 1st I became eligible for Medicare. So far it has done nothing but screw me up. Good luck.

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    Thanks, How has it messed you up?
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    well I used to get 30 caths a month now only 4 just to start. I was on medicaid before so it wasn't all that great. My medicaid sent a letter saying they will adapt medicares rules now that I am on that. Used to pay $20 a month for scripts, now about $75. Cheap in comparison to some people but it has changed a lot of things.

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    I see, I have been without ins for almost 2 years. They said I drew to much SSDI to keep Medicaid, so anything will be nice to have. Out of pocket stuff got pretty steep on me.
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    Medicare would def be better than nothing. I only get 750 ssdi. I'm working now so will lose Medicaid anyway but 4 catheters? Give me a break.

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    Yea right, I guess they think 1 will last a week. They would rather pay for an UTI, I guess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by addiesue
    well I used to get 30 caths a month now only 4 just to start. I was on medicaid before so it wasn't all that great. My medicaid sent a letter saying they will adapt medicares rules now that I am on that. Used to pay $20 a month for scripts, now about $75. Cheap in comparison to some people but it has changed a lot of things.
    Did you join a prescription drug plan yet?
    I found one that covered all my meds so have no expense.
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    I did some research first and made sure I found one that covered all my meds also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by addiesue
    Medicare would def be better than nothing. I only get 750 ssdi. I'm working now so will lose Medicaid anyway but 4 catheters? Give me a break.
    I know it sucks to have to do it, but I've found in the past that you can get caths pretty cheap on e-bay...If you find a reputable individual seller you can sometimes buy repeatedly from them and get bulk discounts when they get a surpluss of supplies.. hope this helps some...its better than onlly having 4/month
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