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Author Topic: Q for retired folks on meds  (Read 2075 times)

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Offline randym431

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Q for retired folks on meds
« on: November 11, 2009, 08:34:07 AM »
Those retired getting SS (not SSDI), are you also getting medicare and does it pay for meds? Or how does that work. I think those on SS and medicare sign up for some supplmental medical thru SS? How is that at paying for meds and doctor visits?

Offline veritas

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Re: Q for retired folks on meds
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2009, 09:06:55 AM »

Although I do not collect SS, I believe your referring to medicare part D which can get expensive. However, the bill just passed for healthcare reform does give those on medicare relief ( does not take full effect until 2013). Here's the link:


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Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: Q for retired folks on meds
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2009, 11:33:33 AM »
I have Medicare Pt. D and don't pay anything for it -- my monthly premium, "donut hole" and any co-pays are paid for through Ryan White (at least they are in Pennsylvania).  If you were retiring you'd go on the same Med. Pt. D, but if you don't qualify for ADAP then you'd have to pay the premium and co-pays yourself.

As far as being on Medicare and paying for doctor's visits, that's through Medicare Pt. B and the premium for that is generally deducted monthly from your SS disbursement, and it's a 80-20 payment scenario with the doctor.  If you want the other 20% paid you need to get a Medicare supplementary policy.

I'll just add that everyone's situation is different slightly, so if you are worried about how to plan for whatever extra expenses I'd really sit down with a knowledgeable person at your ASO and run your own numbers by them for an accurate assessment.
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Re: Q for retired folks on meds
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2009, 03:23:03 PM »
Miss Philicia -

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Re: Q for retired folks on meds
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2009, 05:16:57 PM »

  OMG   thank you !

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