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chocake2 replied on Wed, Nov 7 2012 8:37 AM | Locked

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Oh CC - If I was closer and at your house everyday - I probably would pitch in and help you clean...teehee... when I stay at my DDIL and DS's I am always cleaning - not that they are messy but I feel the need to help... 

This reminds me of an incident a few years back. My niece brought her newly discovered half-sister to meet the family. The young lady suffers from OCD, and in stressful situations she cleans. We'd been told about this before we met her, but it still sent my MiL into a furious tantrum when she politely asked if she could vaccuum for her. MiL insists "That little snot" was passing judgement on her housekeeping skills and will not accept that it was just a normal reaction to an unfamilure environment for the girl. There's no telling her that she was only trying to be helpful.

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Patti replied on Wed, Nov 7 2012 9:04 AM | Locked

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I'm confused, Sukochi.  I would guess you'd have more to worry about in this regard had the other party won.  Well, in reality, I'd say that whoever won, some changes in Medicare and SS have to happen to extend its life, but its others who will be targeted to make up the difference.  I truly believe your coverage will be fine. (I'm an optimist)

It was a real toss up for me.  It would have been easier to vote for the issues separately.   The medicare issue?  The changes Romney/Ryan proposed were to limit the amount medicare would pay per person, regardless of the need. "oh sorry, you need more cancer treatment?  you have to pay it yourself because you are over your limit."

I am not happy with many parts of "Obama care" but we needed to do something.  Over the years there will probably be a lot of tweaking,  But to go back now would cost many billions to reverse the changes the health care industry has already made.  More people will be eligible for medicaid as the resource limits and income limits will be raised, but there will be some restrictions on what medicaid covers.  And it is true that the more people who have insurance, the lower the cost of care will be over all.  The rates that hospitals and clinics charge those with commercial or private insurance far exceeds the actual cost of the insured person's care.  Because insured person is helping pay for those who do not have coverage and get medical care. 

I work in the health care industry, and one of my jobs is to find medical assistance for those who do not have coverage.   But before they qualify they may lose all their resources, and have a lean put on their home for "estate recovery" by the state.    And our company provides treatment to many who do not have any coverage.  Dialysis is a life saving treatment.  Without it, people die.  But we don't turn them away.  But without the commercial or private insurance payment, we would not be able to do this.  Yes in the dialysis center, one patient's insurance is helping pay the dialysis of many others who don't have full coverage. 

I really wavered on who to vote for.   Even today, I am not sure if I am relieved or disappointed.

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MaggieNae replied on Wed, Nov 7 2012 9:34 AM | Locked

Ok.  Here's an odd question.  Someone called my mother's house last night and said they were from QCA.  She gave them my cell #, but they never called me (or at least my crappy phone never rang).  I don't know how anyone would have gotten her number, but now I'm looking for whoever was looking for me. 

Anyone???????

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Vivian replied on Wed, Nov 7 2012 11:54 AM | Locked

How on earth would they have even gotten the number they did call?  It like being emailed from my "daughter" that she was in England and desperately needed 25oo.00 send asap. so of course I called her and told her I was insulted she didn't call me personally!!  she isn't sure where the leak came from but several on her email list were contacted.  I never give out numbers. I will take numbers and pass them on, but I never give them out.

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chocake2 replied on Wed, Nov 7 2012 12:04 PM | Locked

Vivian :

How on earth would they have even gotten the number they did call?  It like being emailed from my "daughter" that she was in England and desperately needed 25oo.00 send asap. so of course I called her and told her I was insulted she didn't call me personally!!  she isn't sure where the leak came from but several on her email list were contacted.  I never give out numbers. I will take numbers and pass them on, but I never give them out.

 Wise move, Vivian.  I just commented in another thread about how much personal info we actually share on these forums and how easily accessed it is to anyone who cares to read it.  In your case you were fortunate that you could contact her directly. Recently a gentleman here was bilked out of more then 10K$ by someone claiming to be his "long lost nephew". There was an article about it in the paper. They said that the scammer got a lot of his personal info from a geniology forum he belonged to, so it was easy to fake kinship.

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MaggieNae replied on Wed, Nov 7 2012 12:12 PM | Locked

Well, we have a fairly uncommon last name, so I thought someone looked it up (as there are only two of us in out town) and tried to find me through her.  But why would they say they were from QCA?  The other side of this may be the fact that I lost my wallet Saturday.  It had my QCA card in it.  Of course my mom wouldn't think to get a name or phone number of who was calling.  I've asked Chicagosinger if it might have been her.  I know I still owe her some quilts for charity.  I have not heard from her yet.  Very interesting...

 

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Sukochi replied on Wed, Nov 7 2012 12:35 PM | Locked

Maggie, if you lost your wallet yesterday, I hope you have cancelled your credit cards, and notified them, put a fraud alert with all three credit reporting agencies. Especialy, since you lost your wallet. Did you have your mom's name and phone number written down in your wallet? I would also notify your local police agency. This may seem like over kill, but in this day and time, you could easily have your identify stolen. I sure hope your social security card was not in there. Oh, and notify your bank right away. Do that NOW!!

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Sukochi replied on Wed, Nov 7 2012 12:37 PM | Locked

Vivian :

How on earth would they have even gotten the number they did call?  It like being emailed from my "daughter" that she was in England and desperately needed 25oo.00 send asap. so of course I called her and told her I was insulted she didn't call me personally!!  she isn't sure where the leak came from but several on her email list were contacted.  I never give out numbers. I will take numbers and pass them on, but I never give them out.

Vivian, I sure hope you changed all your passwords when that happened. You had been spammed. That was happening all over Facebook for awhile last summer.

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chocake2 replied on Wed, Nov 7 2012 12:43 PM | Locked

This is what I accomplished yesterday. I'm still a lo-o-o-ng way from getting good at making thimbles, but i'm getting better. I was experimenting with the edge designe here and didn't get great results, but I learned a lot.

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Judy T-Bellingham replied on Wed, Nov 7 2012 12:53 PM | Locked

LaJuan Sukochi Lee:
Maggie, if you lost your wallet yesterday, I hope you have cancelled your credit cards, and notified them, put a fraud alert

 

Yep, Sukochi is right. I'm sure you've done all that. The same thing happened to me last year. I immediately called the credit card company. When I told them I'd lost my wallet and needed to cancel the card they passed me through to fraud alert. They walked me through all the steps I needed to take. I then called the three major credit agencies and they put a block on anyone using my information to gain credit or use my information in any way. Five minutes after I had done all that (took me all day) I got a call and someone had found my wallet intact.

I do not carry my SS card and I blank out half of the number on my Medicare card. When I was admitted to hospital while on vacation I thought they would have a problem with that but they told me it was a good idea.


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Spudgrandma replied on Wed, Nov 7 2012 1:36 PM | Locked

Sukochi, I totally agree with you and I did not sleep well last night either, if at all. I have insurance right now but will be forced next year onto govt medicare and if I need more cancer treatment I will most likely not get it. We have already heard about people being denied because they are too old and it is not cost effect to continue to treat them -cancer treatment is very expensive -, they are put on hospice... The only thing I can hold onto is God is in control of my life and even if I don't understand why these things are happening, He does and He has a plan... I too am sorry if this upsets some of you and I do not usually share this kind of thing as it does cause hurt feelings, but being a cancer survivor I look at things quite differently now...Again, sorry but I had to get this off my chest.

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Sukochi replied on Wed, Nov 7 2012 2:08 PM | Locked

Don't get me wrong. Medicare has paid very well for us. I just fear that there are changes coming that have been reported and analyzed, that look bad for seniors.

My BIL said (he works for an ins. co. and sells gruop ins to comoanys), if Obama was re-elected, he would have to scale back his life. Oh, my, he will sell the LAKE HOUSE!!! Poor baby. He said his clients, small business owners, were so very nerous about O'care.

Hopefully, it is just the news networks and newspapers who have put this fear into us and it will turn out to be much hype about nothing.

Ok, that 's all I will say about all of this.

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Spudgrandma replied on Wed, Nov 7 2012 2:09 PM | Locked

Your thimble is cute CC - they would make great collectors items, they are one-of-a-kind.

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Spudgrandma replied on Wed, Nov 7 2012 2:13 PM | Locked

LaJuan Sukochi Lee:
Don't get me wrong. Medicare has paid very well for us. I just fear that there are changes coming that have been reported and analyzed, that look bad for seniors.

I know, that is what I am talking about also...but, like I said - I'm just resting in the Lord's hands -

I'm done here too, hang in there and I will keep you in my T&Ps (((HUGS)))

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Thea replied on Wed, Nov 7 2012 3:36 PM | Locked

LaJuan Sukochi Lee:
I am sorry, if my statements are upsetting to many of you. I am just stating my fears for this Country and our image throughout the world. 

Sukochi, in this country of free speech you should never think that you might upset someone by stating your fears.  I have great fears with Obama care in place all ready - my Mom all ready has been denied service and what she got after the stroke has to be paid for out of her own pocket - even though 2 doctors said she needed the treatment.  

I did read up on Romney / Paul medicare plan and it really sounded better to me then the document that we have now which is almost impossible to read and understand and one page says something is covered and you go back 10 pages where they say it isn't covered.  We have lost so many doctors in this area and more have said that they will be closing their offices - and then we have some that I do appreciate that are cash only establishments.  

I am not going to pass judgment till 2016 - after watching the movie Obama 2016 - I want to see how many of the ideas that are proferred to have come from his base are going to come true.  We have moved so much toward the European style of life in America and socialism that it is scary...

And one last comment that I have which probably has nothing to do with the party in place... but I remember when I was growing up that my parents got income tax money back out of the money that they paid in... my big complaint is the ones now that get 10,000 dollars back and may have only paid in $200.... and it is happening... I don't care if they get every penny that they paid in back but when they are getting this kind of WELFARE... you wonder why our seniors can't get treatment and you wonder where our tax dollars are going and why are deficit is climbing so high... 

Ask your representative to stop this practice and we might get out of debt...now I know that might make a lot mad but I am sorry - get out and get a job and learn to live within your means...

Okay - done with my soap box...

 

 

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