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Archive for Sunday, January 1, 2006

Have Medicare questions?

January 1, 2006

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A coordinator for Senior Health Insurance Counseling for Kansas will present information in Lawrence for seniors on the new Medicare prescription drug program.

Coordinator Katie Glendening will begin the sessions at 10 a.m. on Mondays beginning in January at the studio of the Lawrence Senior Center, 745 Vt. A question and answer period will follow each session.

The senior center will be closed on the Mondays of Jan. 2 and Jan. 16 for holidays.

Volunteer counselors with SHICK will also be available from 10 a.m. to noon on Mondays in the senior center's computer lab. The counselors will help seniors narrow down their Medicare plan choices.

For more information, or to obtain a counseling worksheet, call 842-0543.

Comments

Ragingbear 8 years, 12 months ago

I got a question, why don't you stop shafting the poor and elderly? Give my aunt back her asthma medication, you already put her in the hospital once...

laughingatallofu 8 years, 12 months ago

Ragingbear,

You're not thinking like the government thinks. They won't pay for your aunt's asthma medication because one should take personal responsibility for their predicament (i.e., if you have asthma, well, that's not the government's fault---go fend for yourself.)

So, your aunt goes without her asthma medication. So she ends up in the emergency room, and/or the hospital. Now, the government is willing to spend several orders of magnitude more money to treat her in the ER/Hospital. Why? Because Medicare will pay for the hospitalization and it's more politically valuable for a politician to say that he/she is going to cut a person's health care by $10,000 than by $100. Never mind that the government spent $20,000 when it should have spent $100.

Oh Ragingbear, you ought to be so very thankful that you don't have the brain of a politician!

Ragingbear 8 years, 12 months ago

A brain of a politician is actually the lack thereof.

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