I am so grateful for the good insurance we've had these many years. I don't know how many hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical bills I've racked up this last decade, and without good insurance I would either be bankrupt or dead. For all the claims, I've only had a couple of disputes, and they were minor. I didn't even raise my voice.
I thought I'd have at least another year before I had to think about Medicare. But because I am now on disability, it's mandatory that I go on Medicare at the two year mark. My retroactive disability date is April of 2010, so that gives me three months to get my ducks in a row.
I'm terrible at this sort of thing. I procrastinate, my eyes glaze over when finances or future plans are discussed. Laurie is a planner, a comparison shopper, an information gatherer, while I'm more of an in-the-moment, whatever-will-be kind of gal. We balance each other well (though I suspect she thinks she gets the short end of the stick).