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Old Yesterday, 08:05 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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we can only teach so much .... my son earns a fabulous income and his wife is a cpa and runs the tax dept at a popular hedge fund ..but she is anti equities so while they do save , that money is growing at a snails pace .

i gave up trying to educate her on the subject .
Thatís crazy and she works at a hedge fund.
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Old Yesterday, 08:08 AM
 
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Ah, I see. I had no idea that a high profile provider such as Mayo would not accept Medicare as primary, but in context now I can see why.

Makes me wonder if other very-popular retirement locales have similar situations re: Medicare and whether most retirees factor that in to their relocation choices. When I was considering relocation during my late fifties it never crossed my mind, to be honest.

Thanks for explaining.
Interesting, Medicare is always a primary, we have private insurance too. What Medicare doesnít pay, the private insurance picks up. I think maybe fluffy means if Medicare is the only insurance you have.
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Old Yesterday, 08:24 AM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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Interesting, Medicare is always a primary, we have private insurance too. What Medicare doesnít pay, the private insurance picks up. I think maybe fluffy means if Medicare is the only insurance you have.

Medicare plus a supplemental plan isn't enough, apparently.
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Old Yesterday, 08:45 AM
 
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Thatís crazy and she works at a hedge fund.
they have had some terrible years .. they ended up closing one fund because they could not get traction so they gave investors back their money .

so she goes by what she sees even though most of their problem was betting against the markets
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Old Yesterday, 09:05 AM
 
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Medicare plus a supplemental plan isn't enough, apparently.
But they are not the same as secondary insurance.
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Old Yesterday, 09:06 AM
 
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they have had some terrible years .. they ended up closing one fund because they could not get traction so they gave investors back their money .

so she goes by what she sees even though most of their problem was betting against the markets
Send her to Bogglehead forum.
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Old Yesterday, 09:09 AM
 
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Send her to Bogglehead forum.
she has no interest ... so i gave up ... they make a great living together so they should be fine regardless ..they both earn multiple 6 figures a year in compensation
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Old Yesterday, 11:57 AM
 
Location: Haiku
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Ah, I see. I had no idea that a high profile provider such as Mayo would not accept Medicare as primary, but in context now I can see why.
This ^^^^ is not true. My wife has an appointment at Mayo for surgery next week and our primary insurance is Medicare.
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Old Yesterday, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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This ^^^^ is not true. My wife has an appointment at Mayo for surgery next week and our primary insurance is Medicare.
At present it's true for getting to see a PCP at any of Mayo's Phoenix metro clinics.

Maybe the specialist clinics are able to take Medicare. Maybe your wife was already a patient before they barred the door.

I love the Internet...people feel free to tell a stranger they're full of crap without considering the possibility that their situation is different.
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Old Yesterday, 01:23 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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"Please be aware that some specialty practices are closed to new patients with Medicare, even if those patients are currently established in another specialty practice."


https://www.mayoclinic.org/patient-v...rance/medicare
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