Wednesday, May 4, 2016

I'm Still Dancing...


Just how did I get old enough to have to apply for Medicare??  Isn't that just for old farts?  Yep...today was the day I applied.  Here in the States, you are made to apply.  No options.  You pay into the system all your working life and when you are about three months away from your birthday, you go online, fill out all the answers to the questions and Bob's your Uncle...you're in.  Incredible...unreal...I use to look at my Dad's Medicare card and think to myself, he can't be that old!Hahaa...little did I know.  
SO, join me in the proverbial salute to old age...In my head I can still hear my favorite song by the Bee Gees, How Deep is Your Love, and remember all the fun we had dancing to Stayin' Alive.
I guess that last tune says it all...

15 comments:

Sally said...

You just keep on dancin' girl! You're far too young to stop. I've been so blessed to have added a supplement; it costs a little to have complete coverage. I've never had to pay a dime though. :)

Love Johnny, and what he had to say!

xoxo

Sandy Trefger said...

Ha, ha. Congratulations on there still being Medicare to apply for. :)

Jeanette said...

Ha ha! I agree with Sally..you just keep on dancing, girl! I dread getting older but man, I sure would like to be retired!!!

Jeanette said...

Oh yeah, thanks for the eye candy, too! Phew...is it getting hot in here?!?!

Jo said...

You're too young to think of yourself as "old" Donna!

Donna said...

Oh, you beat me to it! I will be applying a little under a year from now. I don't like the idea of the government controlling my health care. Gah! How did we get so old?

Nita Jo said...

I felt weird when I realized I could join AARP, but I'm enjoying some of the discounts. Haven't had to do medicare yet, but it's probably not too far off for me. Thanks for sharing the Johnny photo... that can cheer a gal right up! Haha!

Judy said...

When Medicare came out in 1966, my Grandmother refused to join. Daddy told her she HAD to. It was a Law. Her reply, "I can afford my own doctor and hospital costs. Give it to someone who needs it!" She died a year later and I'm sure my Dad was happy she hadn't spent all his inheritance for hospital care.

I have a small supplemental to go with it, to pay the 20% Medicare doesn't pay for. It's great! Of course, when the gov gives us a cost of living raise in our Social Security, they also raise the amount of our Medicare payment--which comes out of our SS FIRST!!! LOL

Lee said...

I've not grown up yet...not sure if I ever will....I am sure I don't want to.

bichonpawz said...

Actually...we are lucky it's still there! I LOVE that song!

Anvilcloud said...

I hope that you have many years under medicare but that you don't have to use it often. :)

Out on the prairie said...

I also thought I would be able to survive well on SS. Yikes!It will never happen.

Ann said...

Well I'm not ready to apply for Medicare yet but I've been asking myself a lot lately about how I got so old. I'll have those Bee Gees songs stuck in my head for days now :)

Lin said...

Isn't it amazing how this happens. Why does the outside...and your driver's license...betray how we feel inside?? How can this be?! You are not alone, girlie.

Sally said...

Ahem - it is now May 25th. Are you dancin' today? :)
xoxo