George, Although I take exception to some of your comments, I think you are spot on about the SS and the rest of the U.S. medical insurance industry. It seems to me that in practice there is a clause that reads "coverage shall remain in force until such time as a claim is filed. Payments shall continue be required." My current experience is that the preference is that the covered individual die so that a claim never need be paid. In my case I actually have in writing a statement that so long as I can get out of bed, go to the bathroom, and get back in bed, everything else is for the "comfort and convenience" of the individual or the caretaker, and therefore not covered.
No, you are certainly not stuck on stupid. I should stop now before I get very political. I wish you the best of luck, and I fear you need luck, in dealing with our so-called health care system.
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