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Old 09-26-2017, 11:37 PM
 
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I have a Supplemental Plan G. Same exact coverage as Plan F but G does not cover the Medicare annual deductible ($183 for 2017). However, my monthly premium for the G is $60-$70 less per month than plan F. Taking an average of $65 monthly less for the G results in an annual savings of $780. Prices vary by insurance provider.

Price Increases: Another benefit to purchasing Medicare Supplement Plan G is that price increases are often less than those incurred with Plan F.
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Old 09-28-2017, 07:27 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Still interested in hearing from individuals with Humana HMO and PPO. What are the pros and cons?
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Old 10-02-2017, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Lakeland, Florida
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I'm positive Healthcare in the area, will be tested due to this shooting. I don't know but I'd imagine with so many casualties, some of these poor people will be treated in Calif.
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Old 10-02-2017, 05:12 PM
 
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Yes, it's evident they didn't have a contengency plan for a mass shooter situation with 600 casualties like this. It's the largest mass shooting in US History, so unprecedented really. I can't really blame them for running out of medical supplies and low on blood. Please donate blood everyone. My heart goes out to them.

If this event showed anything it's that the hotel casinos need to step up and fuirther invest in the LV medical infrastructure. This goes hand in hand if they want to continue per usual when our nation treats mass shootings like a natural disaster.

As for gun control it's a moot point for me after Sandy Hook when all the children died and nothing changed. I don't even bother with that now. Even though I know the medical community nationally called to start treating these events like a public health crisis.
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Old 10-07-2017, 05:06 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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I guess no one has health insurance, because nobody can tell me which plans they like!
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Old 10-07-2017, 05:26 PM
 
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I guess no one has health insurance, because nobody can tell me which plans they like!
Hannah you are getting very narrow in what you want. I am in the age group that might know but I already told you what I did. There is less than a dozen of us on the Vegas forum who are on Medicare. So it is unlikely you will find much breadth of opinion.
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Old 10-08-2017, 06:32 PM
 
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Still interested in hearing from individuals with Humana HMO and PPO. What are the pros and cons?
My mom has Humana and HATES it. Fraudulent billing practices and zero customer service. She's switching to another provider next month when there's open application.

Don't feel like writing a novel, but Las Vegas has been the worst place for medical care for myself and my elderly parents. Check the Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners before allowing a doctor to treat you or perform any surgery!
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Old 10-10-2017, 11:47 PM
 
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I liked one of the early replies. I've heard healthcare is one of the weakest points in Nevada. I'll be honest I'm 34, I never see a doctor, I eat healthy and work out constantly, I'm in peak physical condition. It would disappoint me if I wasn't in the top 1%. But I'm sure as I get older, things will come up, or at least if they do, I want to know I can get the help I need.

I think for me the solution would be a private "concierge physician" type of situation. The money wouldn't be a problem just the quality of care that's possible. Hopefully with the right money, there is at least available good healthcare out there. Or, I guess, perfect world, in 10 years Vegas has better healthcare than it does now. Who knows? ha ha.

On the plus side Los Angeles is a 30 minute life flight away for the best procedures :P
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Old 10-11-2017, 03:03 AM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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My mom has Humana and HATES it. Fraudulent billing practices and zero customer service. She's switching to another provider next month when there's open application.

Don't feel like writing a novel, but Las Vegas has been the worst place for medical care for myself and my elderly parents. Check the Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners before allowing a doctor to treat you or perform any surgery!
I've seen so many ads for Humana, and those flyers inserted in the paper every other day, it makes me wonder!

I have Aetna Medicare Advantage ($35 monthly) and I'm quite happy with it, choosing your own physician, with $40 co-pays to see a specialist.

I just saw an Orthopedist this a.m. for a crink in my neck. I wanted to get away from those mega ortho clinics, like NV Orthopedic & Spin, thinking it would be different with a much smaller operation, but not so!

First the X-rays, then I'm shown the X-rays, and am told I'll need an MRI, something more definitive!

So I told his Dr. that this is Deja Vu, have walked down this road before, with NV Orthopedic & Spine. I bring in the Ultrasound. Sorry! We need an X-ray! Get the X-ray, and? We need an MRI, something more definitive. Then? We need another MRI with contrast!

It's been said that imaging in Las Vegas is 2-3 times more required than other parts of the country. Greedy Las Vegas?

If they know that they can bleed Medicare or your insurance company, they'll do it!

Sorry, Doctor! I'm not, not, not ,not going to get an MRI!!!

Give me those X-rays and I'll have my Orthopedist look them over at the Angeles Hospital Complex in Tijuana on my next trip down there.

That's what I did the last time when I was asked to get an MRI with contrast! Took my images with me to Tijuana, where my Orthopedist told me that Dr.'s in the U.S. have vested self-interests to get you to have as many images as possible.

But I'm very happy with my Pulmonologist for my COPD!
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Old 10-11-2017, 09:23 AM
 
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I think for me the solution would be a private "concierge physician" type of situation. The money wouldn't be a problem just the quality of care that's possible. Hopefully with the right money, there is at least available good healthcare out there. Or, I guess, perfect world, in 10 years Vegas has better healthcare than it does now. Who knows? ha ha.

On the plus side Los Angeles is a 30 minute life flight away for the best procedures :P
In theory this seems workable, but the concierge doctor is only going to be a general practitioner. I don't have any major health issues, but lots of my friends and family do and they spend very little time at a GP. Most of it is at specialists. GP seem to be only worthwhile for cold/flu and perhaps maintenance of conditions like high blood pressure.

And having quality doctors available in SoCal doesn't mean much if they are all out of network with your insurance.
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