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#1 2019-01-07 21:04:14

Mike Demiurge
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Smoking and Medicare COPD

Does smoking affect getting original Medicare?  What if you have COPD?  Does Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary disorder keep you from getting a Medigap plan F?

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#2 2019-02-11 12:03:18

David Wethington
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Re: Smoking and Medicare COPD

If someone smokes, they still qualify for Medicare, Even if they have COPD.  When someone turns 65 there is an initial enrollment period that guarantees them the right to join any Medigap plan without being rated for a pre-existing illness.  They can also enroll in a Medicare Advantage Plan, some companies, Like Anthem Blue Cross and Shield and United Health Care  have Chronic illness plans for People with COPD and other Conditions. Check with a licensed Insurance Agent in Kentucky and make sure that you enroll in the best Medicare plan and Prescription Drug plan for your Condition.

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#3 2019-02-20 17:50:03

Janetta Bouman
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Re: Smoking and Medicare COPD

Definitely smoking has an affect with possibly getting COPD but if you're in an initial enrollment period you can get a Medigap plan with COPD.  In New York and Conneticut anyone who has COPD can still get a Medicare supplement plan.   Anyone can get an HMO or PPO Medicare advantage plan with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary disease.

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#4 2019-02-21 00:22:34

Nancy Spivey
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Re: Smoking and Medicare COPD

Smoking does not prevent someone from getting original Medicare.  During the initial enrollment period a person has the right to join any Medigap Plan without being asked about pre-existing conditions such as COPD.  The person can also enroll in a Medicare Advantage Plan such as Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC, United Healthcare and others.  Some of the Medicare Advantage Plans have chronic illness plans available to persons with conditions such as COPD

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