How Obamacare Will Turn The “Medicare Advantage” Program Into Your Worst Nightmare

A personal account of one woman’s Obamacare nightmare

I received this from one of my listeners and I just had to share it with you. – Lori

Medicare payments are taken from your paychecks during your time of employment, for me that was 45 years.  It is touted as a prepaid insurance for your old age.  There is one problem with that, it is neither prepaid or an insurance policy that grows interest or pays for all of your care when you need it the most.

I have been retired for 13 years now, I am 68 years old.  I paid into this program all of my life.   The first 8 years of my retirement I still had medical insurance through my employer, it was part of my retirement package upon employment.  They followed through with their promise.  5 years ago however I became partially disabled as a result of Rheumatoid Arthritis which made me eligible for Medicare.

Upon using it at first in conjunction with my employer provided insurance I had no problems, but 3 years ago I became eligible for SS and Medicare and at that point my employee provided insurance stopped.  This is when the problems started.

In 3 years I have had 4 different doctors, until finally I joined a small co-opt in the area that has their own Medicare Advantage program.  I have been with them for two years.   The three doctors before them refused to take Medicare because of the amount of overhead involved with billing them (4 and 5 requests for payment), and then they only get about 1/3 of the amount billed.  Most doctors are losing money at that point.

So here is the truth, regular Medicare cost me in addition to what I put in through payroll deductions another 135.00 per month now.  It only pays 80% of hospital bills, but that doesn’t start until you have been hospitalized for 3 days.  The first three days cost you out of pocket $276.00 per day.  It doesn’t pay for any of the prescriptions I need, allergy in particular and pain medication for the RA.

Since doctors were notified of the amounts being taken from Medicare to cover Obama Care, they have reduced the services made available to Medicare patients.  I have not had a mammogram in 3 years, nor a bone scan, both of which are important at my age, nor are they being offered as part of my care.  What is being offered when I visit my doctor is some counseling about the pain I am experiencing from the RA, regarding exercise etc., and an appointment is needed to refill what medications I do take.  I have been taking them for 18 years now.  You would think I could get them without seeing the doctors.   Doctors are now afraid to prescribe medications without seeing you for fear of being reprimanded and fined by the government.  It is a nightmare for those of us who don’t get around as easily as we once did.

If Medicare Advantage is cancelled, and apparently that is the plan to save the 700 billion, I will once again be left without a doctor.  The one I have doesn’t take plain Medicare without their HMO insurance as well.

Sandra H.
Spanaway, Washington  

Say Hi To Dad For Me.

This is a video that I just had to share with you.

(Used by permission.)

After the loss of my brother last summer, I wrote a song about my brother, my dad, and my uncle. My brother was a veteran of the war in Iraq who was injured there and suffered terrible wounds. I lost both my dad and uncle in the Vietnam War. As my brother was being buried next
 to my dad and my uncle, the last thing I said to him was "Say Hi To 
Dad For Me".

I mentioned this song I had written to a retired Nashville music 
producer, who I met about 3 years ago. He is also a decorated combat
 veteran from the Vietnam War. The bond we share is one of being the 
son of a soldier killed in Vietnam and a veteran who fought for our

LT Bobby Ross liked the hook "Say Hi To Dad For Me" and we became
 co-writers on this song. Through his patience, teaching, and 
incredible talent, we came up with a song about the loss of loved ones 
and the plight of families who have members that serve in the armed
 forces. It is also a tribute to my brother and my dad and my uncle.

LT Bobby Ross and I have sent over 2,000 emails back and forth writing this
 song that has taken 6 months to write. LT Bobby Ross sent it back to 
Nashville upon completion to be produced by the best and it is
 now done. We are now trying to get the song cut by a country music recording artist. You can contact me at

A familiar conservative voice to relaunch Tuesday

October 15, 2012
Anthony Martin

At this critical time in our nation’s history as we face what is perhaps the most crucial election since the Civil War, a familiar conservative voice will relaunch on the radio on Tuesday.

Lori Hendry, popular radio talk show host, ex-beauty queen, and business owner, will bring her talents to south Florida on radio station WWPR 1490AM, which serves the heavily populated market of Tampa, Sarasota, and Bradenton.

Hendry previously garnered a large following on another radio network prior to her joining WWPR. She has been involved with the pageant industry ever since her days as a participant back in college. Currently she is a small business owner who provides jobs to 25 employees.

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