Is the ‘Give Back Benefit’ real? IF Joe Namath, Joe Theismann, or Kelsey Grammer says it is, so it must be!

The fact that one must call a NON-Medicare company- the Medicare Coverage Helpline in this case- to see if one ‘qualifies’ for everything from ‘home-delivered meals’ to ‘free rides TO the doctor’ (they say nothing about FROM the doctor) to ‘in-home modification’ and ‘even pest control services,’ I am sorry, I do not see how any of these so-called ‘benefits’ are legitimate.

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Honolulu, HI 96782, 02-05-2021 Friday:  Aloha, friends, lots of crazy things going on in the world today.  I am telling you, if I have to watch one more commercial on the boob tube, you know, with former NFL quarterbacks or ancient actors pushing ‘extra Medicare benefits’ for which, you must call this company or that so you can learn if you ‘qualify’ for those ‘benefits,’ they are NOT benefits, folks, but seemingly- at least to me- a scam.   I am telling you, if I see slimy old Joe Namath pitching all these FREE ‘benefits’ of which, no one knows anything about but must inquire, I am going to throw my slippers at the TV.  How scummy can that guy get?  It’s disturbing.   

For instance, there’s the ‘give back benefit,’ a ‘benefit’ that can put up to $144 per month back into your account.  How does this work?  What does one have to do to get this ‘benefit,’ I mean, if one qualifies for an additional $144 per month in Social Security/Medicare benefits, why aren’t they receiving the additional monies in their monthly check NOW? 

The fact that one must call a NON-Medicare company- the Medicare Coverage Helpline in this case- to see if one ‘qualifies’ for everything from ‘home-delivered meals’ to ‘free rides TO the doctor’ (they say nothing about FROM the doctor) to ‘in-home modification’ and ‘even pest control services,’ I am sorry, I do not see how any of these so-called ‘benefits’ are legitimate.   

Don’t get me wrong, all of them sound absolutely fantastic but why wouldn’t one be able to discuss these benefits with a government worker at age 65 or older rather than someone in the private sector who will talk to you and then redirect you to someone in government.  I mean, what sort of ‘cut’ do these people receive that comes out of OUR benefits?  This seems to me like a dastardly trap into which unwary seniors can fall and once they realize they have been duped into something they never wanted, it’s too late to back out.

Some of my older family members have warned me that when they called one of these promoters of these benefits, ALL of which are FREE (meaning the phone call’s free, not the benefits), they were signed up without knowing they were.  This occurred because they called, had to provide their personal information to the salesperson at the other end of the phone and next thing they know, they go down to Kaiser Permanente here in the islands and learn they no longer have coverage under them but with some other Obamacare company. 

It doesn’t matter whether they actually asked to be sent to a new Medicare manager/provider or did not, it just magically occurred unbeknownst to them and then they have to wait an entire year before they can get out of the third party insurer and back to Kaiser which means everything is disrupted including one’s ability to see the doctor they like.  Something is NOT right here and I am puzzled as to WHY the federal government doesn’t step in and make things right? 

I also get annoyed when I see these ‘recipients’ of these extra ‘benefits,’ “I called to get what I deserve” to which slimeball Joe Namath chimes in ‘get what you deserve.’  These testimonials sound to me like nothing more than mongoose droppings on one’s car seat or like rats dancing on the phone lines, it’s a frustrating nuisance. 

What’s more, I went online just to investigate it for myself and nowhere in the search results was Medicare/Social Security but a long list of private companies seeking to hawk these benefits and fulfill their signup quotas.   

Finally, the last thing that irritates me is WHY- after the sign-up period for Medicare and Social Security is over- why do we have to continue watching these commercials?  At least last November and December, I had hope that when the enrollment period ended, Joe Namath, Joe Theismann, Kelsey Grammer, and whoever the fourth huckster is, we wouldn’t have to see them again for about 8-10 months thus giving our ears a break.    

Sadly, that was not the case.  For some reason no one around me knows, these guys are still pushing the same garbage.  I wish they’d shut up and go the heck away.  It’s like watching that rabbi wahine begging for food boxes for Jews she claims are Holocaust survivors living in Israel– ISRAEL.  I am sorry, IF Holocaust survivors are living like the ones depicted in the commercials are, supposedly ‘in Israel,’ then shame on Israel.  I simply cannot and will not accept the sales pitch the organization is throwing us.

Like John Lennon once said, “Gimmie some truth!”    

Okay, friends, tomorrow we move into the weekend edition and this Sunday- Super Bowl LV- it’s going to be an amazing game.   Have a lovely day, we will meet again. 

Love you all.  

Cheryl La Tigre

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Up-and-coming Bakersfield, California, street artist, Simone, created this cartoonish caricature of me so we can keep our identities on the down low due to increasing threats, Web intrusions and threats, and so we do not lose our professional businesses because of our politics here at the AICP-END Blogs. 

That said, I began my career in the early 1970’s when I apprenticed to cook under one of the masters on the Big Island where I was born.  I moved to Oahu in the early 1980’s after having worked in both Kona and Hilo, HI, and have been there for most of my professional career. 

Moreover, I have also worked on Maui for a few years (1995-1998) and have been on Kauai (2001-2003) before returning to Honolulu.  My goal is to prepare the next generation of chefs for the future and to help the underprivileged in their struggle to attain careers in the foodservice industry.

Chef Cheryl La Tigre writes from Honolulu, HI 96782.

Chef Cheryl La Tigre is a proud member of the Democratic Party but is becoming a Blue Dog economic conservative.  I WOULD HOPE THE ‘INTERNET’ DOES NOT BLOCK ME FOR BEING A CONSERVATIVE DEMOCRAT.  We still exist, you know…

Contact me at the following address: cherylthetiger81@gmail.com

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Author: Chef Cheryl La Tigre, CEC-ACF

I began my career in the early 1970’s when I apprenticed to cook under one of the masters on the Big Island where I was born. I moved to Oahu in the early 1980’s after having worked in both Kona and Hilo, HI, and have been there for most of my professional career. Moreover, I have also worked on Maui for a few years (1995-1998) and have been on Kauai (2001-2003) before returning to Honolulu. My goal is to prepare the next generation of chefs for the future and to help the underprivileged in their struggle to attain careers in the foodservice industry. Chef Cheryl La Tigre writes from Honolulu, HI. Chef Cheryl La Tigre is a proud member of the Democratic Party. Contact me at the following address: cherylthetiger81@gmail.com

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