dewey, u can fund your own doctor and pay cash, if you can make a deal, but you cant fund the hospital bill. And if you cant get into the hospital, its done. You go where they put you, and you get what they decide. Better to plan on going out of the country where, if you have the money, you still have a choice. We are now living in the USSA. Who wudda thunk it, lol.
I remember it as a mid to late 90's financial bubble that burst in 2000 and really smarted if you were invested. And by then the Fed realized the expected surplus from the bubble, would never materialize and started to cut rates in a rare intermeeting rate cut, January 2000. Look it up or better yet buy Greenspans new book. And I remember being lectured to on the meaning of "is" to explain why Clinton lied to a grand jury, the reason he was impeached. It was an "interesting time". Its been pretty "interesting" since too. But the growth of the Tea Party, whatever it stands for, is more than likely a reaction to just how interesting its become as the govt grows larger and more aggressive. Not a member of any party, dont demonize anyone but you have to understand incidents as they happened and not let history be rewritten to serve someones purpose.
Don't worry, Medicare wont cover it anyway. And they wont tell you why they've denied it. But they will let you file an appeal, and then they'll deny it again. They are not mandated to explain their denials. So its almost impossible to get Medicare to change what may be a denial not related to the medical treatment at all. And if Medicare denies it, your expensive supplemental plans wont pay either. They only pay a small additional payment of that which Medicare has already approved payment. That's the AARP for you, what a racket. And it gets better. No insurance company is allowed to sell you a major medical anymore. So, you cant get any other coverage to pick up that which Medicare denies. Lets face it, if your a Boomer, you go Boom.
Anyone can go into any business they want. All you have to do is have the expertise and lots of capital. Maybe they get hired because others aren't in their business and want their expertise and are willing to pay for it and pass the costs along to their customers.
What a great idea. Msft should def buy EBAY while its cheap. BALLMER listen to this one before you go. Its a terrific idea. Think of the leverage around the globe. Spin off paypal to MA, that should pay the bill. All the rest is for your ecosystem leverage. Why aren't you more aggressive?
morgan stanley and a new price target from 36 to 21! Where was the analyst until now, out to lunch? It wouldnt be surprising to see yet another div cut, a pe of 21 isnt justified. And exactly why would anyone want to buy this stock? The Board should borrow at todays still low rate and buy back as much stock as it can to support this price or who knows where its going.
I told you the truth, and I care little about the politics or who the President is. Too busy. Registered Independent. I was just kind of shocked and stupidly thought I might get some thoughtful feedback on this board. What a mistake. As far as the facts about HHS and what they are up to, not hard to find out for yourself. Go to Health and Human Services and check the latest announcements. Should all be there. Also, go check Eli Lilly and Co, under the call sign LLY and read their news postings. As the old saying goes, you are entitled to your opinion, but, you are not entitled to your own facts.
au contraire, just came back from accompanying my mother in law, who is on Medicare, from her monthly trek to her Doctors offices. She had a shattered shoulder a few years back and a great surgeon replaced it. She had it done because she is an active, independent and highly functioning senior and she lives alone, does her own banking, shopping and cleaning and she wished to continue doing it. Her Surgeons office made sure to tell her, they dont accept Medicare anymore. Then we went to the oral surgeon, another terriffic Doctor who had done an implant for her, no charge to Medicare, but his office made sure to advise us that they no longer accepted Medicare and had "..opted out..". Then we made a pitstop at her general practioners office, a nice Dr, not the Park Ave type, who told us he had decided he hated the whole mess and was retiring in 8 months, the day he hits 55 and that she'd had better look for someone to replace him. She is scared out of her mind and for that matter so am I. And if you arent, then you just arent paying attention.
No one should have half of his net worth in any one thing. That's asking for trouble that sooner or later will probably find them.
You actually had my interest until you started insulting yourself. You must have a poetic streak somewhere. Go with it and don't debase yourself.
I wonder how much truth is in that common knowledge. Retirees or close to it, as well as port managers, for that matter, still have to have a diversified port. You cant be in only stocks. The assumption of risk is too great and while retirees may want to trim bond holdings, and high dividend stocks, they wont get out of them altogether, even with a Fed taper. So expecting a whole asset class to end up in the shredder is kind of silly, don't you think?