Saturday, February 21, 2015

Partial Success

Well it was a long week.  Friday morning brought us partial success.  Some mucky muck finally said “enough.”  Far Guy was able to get his new ID card and according to the SS website he has Medicare coverage.  His health insurance has been reinstated and his prescriptions have been recovered from the cancelled file and some were supposedly shipped today. 

Thursday night he asked me “How long should we wait to panic on prescriptions?”  He would have run out of medications completely on March 20.   I said “ March 6 then we will panic.”  He has not slept well all week…he doesn’t do stress well…it keeps him awake.  Me on the other hand …stress exhausts me and I have been so sleepy I can hardly stay awake until afternoon nap time.

We made the trip over to Fargo to get his Military ID Card updated…it had expired 20 days ago.  (You are supposed to have your old ID card, Drivers License and your Medicare Card to get the updated ID.) Since we were minus the Medicare Card everything was on hold…and still would be except for the mucky muck saying enough.)   Friday was the warmest day this week to travel it was 24F  or  -4C eh.

One of my readers has a fix on the Medicare Card. “Scribes could handwrite each card and letter for Medicare and bring it there by donkey in four weeks.”  We are awaiting the donkey, hoping he escapes ice storms and blizzards and no one captures him before he gets here.  He left on February 6 2015.

Once if when the card arrives and prescriptions are delivered and not cancelled we can put an end to this saga.  MAYBE…SS sent a letter saying they took two months of Medicare out of his February 18 check…guess what?  If you guessed that his amount remained the same and nothing was deducted you would be correct….unless of course the bank is in error.  Even when they send you a letter saying what they will do they don’t do it. 

F4 D

An F 4 D that blew out an engine because some yahoos wanted to go someplace in a blizzard…. ground crews walked the  aircraft to the runway for take off.  The engine blew and it ended up on this pole on display.

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19 comments:

  1. I am glad some one finally listened and got the ball rolling . Hopefully it gets to you soon . Oh -4C that is balmy to us these days after all the -35 to -40 C but today it is snowing and -9C that's balmy to us to lol ! Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

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  2. Still feeling for you with this whole Medicare mess and SS card issue. Hopefully it will be all resolved quickly. My daughter and SIL are both military, but not near retirement age. None of our veterans should have to go through this. How about your representative in the area?

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  3. Thank heavens! At least now you have the dim glimmer of a flashlight at the end of that tunnel.

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  4. This whole government is making us hold our breath------so hope we will see the end of the mess soon.

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  5. Geez, Far Side, this really has gone on a long time. I am hoping you are right and the drama is almost over. I really feel for Far Guy. I don't do stress well either and lose sleep too. Sigh. :-(

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  6. It's scary to think how long I may have to wait for my Medicare card. I'm still waiting for the first letter to sign and send back.

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  7. Bureaucracy is scary. My husband is a military retiree and a number of years ago our bank contacted us and said the military had contacted them to let them know my husband was dead. The bank assured them he wasn't dead and had actually been in the bank that day. Took forever to get it straightened out.
    Good luck,

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  8. Finally, a light at the end of the tunnel. Hopefully everything gets finalized and Far Guy gets his prescriptions refilled in time. I am like Far Guy and don't handle stress very well so I real can feel for him has know what he is going through. Why can't SS and Medicare get their act together and do what we pay them to do. Let's hope the "donkey" gets thru soon.

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  9. All that makes me tired just reading about it! I think you have turned the corner and the donkey has been spotted on radar. Here's hoping!

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  10. Morning, well well, that would be a good thing. Hope all gets fixed up, Francine/

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  11. I'm with you, stress causes to sleep, Terry is like FarGuy he stays awake and worries. I'm glad things are starting to improve!

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  12. Fingers crossed that your hubby will get everything he needs now.

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  13. Oh, wow.... what a mess. Bureaucracy at its finest! I had trouble with Mr. Dreamy's insurance coverage last year as I checked the wrong box. It took months to fix. I cringe for you!

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  14. Hey, I think the donkey could out do the morons who are supposed to come up with this card.

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  15. Thank goodness!!! No fun to have to fight the blasted Government on anything... Once you fall thru the cracks it takes forever to be back in the swing of things. Lots of good thoughts coming your way.

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  16. What an exciting airplane photo of a plane that is now a sculpture. I hope your husband's Medicare, SS and prescription drug woes are solved and that the donkey arrives soon.

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  17. I pray the donkey arrives soon. Myself, I both worry and am exhausted--LOL! I hope all FarGuy's medications will be all straightened out and you can put all this behind you--soon!! *hugs*

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  18. I am thinking I have seen this on my way north out of the cities. I think the big hunting a fishing store was there. We never stopped but I always wondered about it.

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  19. Yes, your reader was very astute about the scribes and the donkey....I got a crazy letter stating they would be skipping January and would send my check in February....well, I had to rush and get money out to cover my January bills....I didn't have time to argue with them but come to find out they sent the check despite their own letter....so now I'm "rolling in it"! LOL! (not really.....there is a limited supply). So glad the ball is rolling!
    When I was doing my internship for Computer Science I wrote a program that took the factory workers through a step-by-step video inspection of the F-16 engine or was it the F-15......it was many moons ago. They were also working on parts for the space station which I found fascinating although personally I like to stay with both feet on the ground.

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