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Re: Coronavirus thread
« Reply #2480 on: July 06, 2020, 12:58:52 PM »
He'll turn 80 next January. How many months would I have to wait wait before the payment starts?
Don't quite understand the question.
Medicare would pay the supplier directly from the start. You would likely pay nothing at all.

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« Reply #2481 on: July 06, 2020, 01:03:25 PM »
Don't quite understand the question.
Medicare would pay the supplier directly from the start. You would likely pay nothing at all.

Would I pay nothing at all, including radiotherapy and transportation to and from home?

Do you mean, zero nada zilch at all?

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Re: Coronavirus thread
« Reply #2482 on: July 06, 2020, 02:34:57 PM »
Would I pay nothing at all, including radiotherapy and transportation to and from home?

Do you mean, zero nada zilch at all?

I thought you were only talking about the wheelchair. You'd pay nothing for that.
Radiotherapy would probably involve copayments. Transportation might or might not be paid for.
Both of those would depend on exactly what insurance plan you would be using to supplement Medicare--that is, to pay what Medicare itself doesn't pay for.

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Re: Coronavirus thread
« Reply #2483 on: July 06, 2020, 10:29:09 PM »
I thought you were only talking about the wheelchair. You'd pay nothing for that.
Radiotherapy would probably involve copayments. Transportation might or might not be paid for.
Both of those would depend on exactly what insurance plan you would be using to supplement Medicare--that is, to pay what Medicare itself doesn't pay for.

Thanks. I pay nothing for radiotherapy. Transportation is not covered.

Now, we''re really way off topic. I'm done with healthcare, for good.  :D
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« Reply #2484 on: July 07, 2020, 07:19:39 AM »
Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro has tested positive for coronavirus.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-53319517

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« Reply #2485 on: July 07, 2020, 07:33:42 AM »
Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro has tested positive for coronavirus.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-53319517

I guess there is always divine intervention...  ::)

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« Reply #2486 on: July 07, 2020, 08:27:16 AM »
WWJD?
(What would Jair do?)
We'll soon find out.

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Re: Coronavirus thread
« Reply #2487 on: July 07, 2020, 09:57:34 AM »
And yet, the bars are reopening in Rio.
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« Reply #2488 on: July 07, 2020, 10:32:18 AM »
WWJD?
(What would Jair do?)
We'll soon find out.

He apparently felt ill on Sunday.
I guess we'll know whether he is in real trouble a bit less than two weeks from now, just like in Johnson's case.

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« Reply #2489 on: July 07, 2020, 04:06:38 PM »
This is interesting. Duterte of the Philippines, who I generally equate with Bolsanero and the Orange Swindler, is advocating a much different approach to the coronavirus.

From Bloomberg (https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-07-07/brazil-president-infected-u-s-starts-who-exit-virus-update?srnd=coronavirus):

Duterte Expresses Caution as Philippine Cases Spike (8:40 a.m. HK)

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said he will “have to be very circumspect in reopening the economy” given the recent spike in coronavirus cases.

The firebrand leader said he can’t emulate the “devil-may-care attitude” of U.S. President Donald Trump or Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro because the Philippines is poor. “We cannot afford really a total epidemic or pandemonium,” he said in an address aired Wednesday.

The Philippines will continue to limit the number of people that can go out, Duterte said, urging residents to be patient. His comments came after Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez and central bank Governor Benjamin Diokno both backed further easing of virus curbs to reignite an economy facing its deepest contraction in three decades.

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