Originally Posted by dramaqueen
Medicare pays for very little. I went to a new doctor 2 years ago and asked for a physical. Wrong thing to do! I ended up owing like over $400. They say you shouldn't ask for a physical, it's a wellness visit or something like that. I got some of the bill reduced after billing changed the coding but I still ended up having a large bill.
Hmmm... they must look at it situationally. My friend's mother is on it because she's physically completely disabled by her disease (even though she's only 40) and everything is covered for her, even though her weekly bill is over $200k. She does have issues getting her prescriptions sometimes, though, but it isn't because of Medicare. Pharmaceutical companies are ridiculous.