What do you think of GM retiree's loo...

What do you think of GM retiree's loosing medical in January 2008?

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Canadagirl

Since: Jul 08

Harrington PEI

#1 Jul 20, 2008
My father retired from GM and is a heart patient. After 35 years of work he and my mother are loosing all medical from GM. I think it is a tragedy that they will loose this insurance. My father is on a lot of medication for his heart and other health related problems. I cant believe they are doing this to 70 plus year old seniors!

Canadagirl

Since: Jul 08

Harrington PEI

#2 Jul 20, 2008
Sorry I meant in 2009. Oops!
hnhmom

Richmond, IL

#3 Jul 20, 2008
thats horrible canada. i know they are making alot of changes. can he get medicaid. i know its probably not as good but its something. my husband works for delphi and they are laying off a bunch of people because of what is going on with GM.
Puppet Master

Denver, CO

#4 Jul 20, 2008
Oh well, join the club.

Canadagirl

Since: Jul 08

Harrington PEI

#5 Jul 20, 2008
hnhmom wrote:
thats horrible canada. i know they are making alot of changes. can he get medicaid. i know its probably not as good but its something. my husband works for delphi and they are laying off a bunch of people because of what is going on with GM.
It is scary to think you can work your whole life for a company to do this to you. They have medicare thank god but some of his meds medicare wont cover.
hnhmom

Richmond, IL

#6 Jul 20, 2008
yeah puppet there are a lot of people in this situation but it doesnt make it any easier for the people going through this.

Canadagirl

Since: Jul 08

Harrington PEI

#7 Jul 20, 2008
My mother is a very healthy 75 year old. My Father is not. He has a bad heart he has to sleep with oxygen and he has sleep apnea and has to sleep with a machine also. The meds and things that go along with all these contraptions medicare wont pay for. So what to do when you are on a fixed income?
john grand rapids

Stevensville, MI

#8 Jul 20, 2008
GM retirees join the rest of the working world Reality is finally start to smack you in the face. All they are losing is coverage after 65 when they are then eligibe for medicare.....

Canadagirl

Since: Jul 08

Harrington PEI

#9 Jul 20, 2008
Puppet Master wrote:
Oh well, join the club.
Oh well go away! I hope you have or continue to have good health. Some people like my Dad doesn't have those options.

Canadagirl

Since: Jul 08

Harrington PEI

#10 Jul 20, 2008
pardon me don't have those options.

Canadagirl

Since: Jul 08

Harrington PEI

#11 Jul 20, 2008
Sorry double post!

Union All The Way

“So what!!”

Since: Apr 08

Lakeview, Mi.

#12 Jul 20, 2008
john grand rapids wrote:
GM retirees join the rest of the working world Reality is finally start to smack you in the face. All they are losing is coverage after 65 when they are then eligibe for medicare.....
Reality is finally start to smack you in the face.

That is a stupid statement. I guess you are "suffering" and want company. And to think just after GM's ceo gets a 40% raise..and the UAW gives in big time.
hnhmom

Richmond, IL

#13 Jul 20, 2008
oops medicare i get them mixed up. anyhow there maybe some sort of resources out there to help out. i am not sure but i always say where there is a will there is a way. the whole medical system in general is messed up.

Canadagirl

Since: Jul 08

Harrington PEI

#14 Jul 20, 2008
Thank goodness I have a wonderful husband that will make sure my Dad will get anything he needs. I am just worried about long term care in case something were to happen to my Mom.

Union All The Way

“So what!!”

Since: Apr 08

Lakeview, Mi.

#15 Jul 20, 2008
Canadagirl wrote:
Thank goodness I have a wonderful husband that will make sure my Dad will get anything he needs. I am just worried about long term care in case something were to happen to my Mom.
Good luck...

Canadagirl

Since: Jul 08

Harrington PEI

#16 Jul 20, 2008
hnhmom wrote:
oops medicare i get them mixed up. anyhow there maybe some sort of resources out there to help out. i am not sure but i always say where there is a will there is a way. the whole medical system in general is messed up.
Thank you! My family and I will make sure they both get everything they need. We are blessed to have a stable financial nest egg in these bad economic times.
Seenitbefore

Three Rivers, MI

#17 Jul 20, 2008
Once again Corporate American raiding the pensions of the people who made them successful. Haven't we been hearing an ear load of how we should be saving for retirement so we don't have to rely on Social Security and company pensions? Hello? If that's such a simple concept why are we paying these corporate executives so much money? They should have been setting these monies aside over time into escrow accounts so the money would be there when it was needed. Had these executives been doing their job(s) the way they had been being paid to do this would not even be an issue. The money would be there and they wouldn't have to be worrying about not taking it out of (company) operating funds. DUH!

Simple economic(s) principles that the "working class" should be able to comprehend and apply while corporate executives and accountants don't seem to be held accountable to do. So tell be again why we are paying these executives so much money!? Wasn't it because they are so much better than the lowly ones that aren't as smart about how to run a company?
Shoeless Eluder

Denver, CO

#18 Jul 20, 2008
Canadagirl wrote:
<quoted text>Oh well go away! I hope you have or continue to have good health. Some people like my Dad doesn't have those options.
Sorry to be so frank .But what I meant was that join the club I have no health insurance either . I just pay as I go. And don't assume I am rich .

Canadagirl

Since: Jul 08

Harrington PEI

#19 Jul 20, 2008
Shoeless Eluder wrote:
<quoted text>Sorry to be so frank .But what I meant was that join the club I have no health insurance either . I just pay as I go. And don't assume I am rich .
My husband and I don't have medical insurance either. So I am in the club. This topic was merely a question relating to retired GM employee's working for the company for over 35 years. Then to loose out on everything my Dad worked for. Not just insurance but all the stock he invested in.

Canadagirl

Since: Jul 08

Harrington PEI

#20 Jul 20, 2008
Also Shoeless Eluder, I'm sure you know what assuming can do. The question is which one of us is the ass in this situation?

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