Hubby is turning 66 in few weeks. He really wants to retire and work on contract for his company, and we will live on his SS and our investments. He'll get Medicare, but evidently, I am not eligible until I am 65, which is 3-1/2 years away. Do I have to wait until 65 to get Medicare? I've looked at the unbelievable cost of a couple of private policies that would basically cover only catastrophic incidents.
I'm pretty healthy, but on 3 meds for cholesterol, that w/o insurance, will cost me well over $500 a month. Yowza! I do want hubby to have the option to retire, he's a liver transplant recipient and will likely not have a very long life--not into his 80's, for sure. (Already 12 years into this new liver).
Financially, we'll be OK. But the thought of dropping $1200 a month for zero coverage--it's awful. I offered to go back to work FT just for the insurance, but hubby would have to run the house and he vehemently declined....(He sees how hard I work and wants nothing to do with it!)
Anybody? He's suddenly wishing he hadn't married a "baby" :)