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      Kebohs

      I am retired and hubby just got phased out and let go from his job. I just turned 64 so I have to wait one year until I get on Medicare, I had to get Cobra from hubby's job. He is on Medicare now. One more year of UHC's torture and then I'll dump them. It was cheaper than obamacare. It's not cheap either @ 550 a month with a 650 deductible but, still better than what was out there and what I could afford. Medicare approves 2 PET scans a year for cancer patients. This is standard! I loathe being on UHC.

      over 4 years ago
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      Kebohs you should start researching Medicare Plans now UnitedHealth has an Medicare Plan disguised under AARP. I did not charge anything to Medicare until I got cancer then I just grabbed the first provider that came in the mail, which was UnitedHealth Bad choice

      over 4 years ago
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      I have both Medicare and United Healthcare as my supplement. I am now 72. When this began in Jan 2013 - I have had NO problems at all with either. All my Doc's and the hospital Cancer Institute of NJ and my surgeons and both radiology places - PET Scans every 4 month and mamo once a year. So far I have been blessed. Everyone accepts medicare and I have had no problem w/my United Healthcare - The plan have of them is Plan F - it's my part b - in full. I have already my deductible so I am good - I have been lucky. in 2013 when all of this started I was scared but Thank Gawd that everyone accepted Medicare and my Supplement covered everything else.

      over 4 years ago
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    I watched "Cancer-The Emperor of all Maladies" and I still think cancer is hereditary. The program was an interesting source of info though & very encouraging. Incidently, I'm 83 and grateful to have lived this long before getting cancer.

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