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Got My 2014 – 2015 Flu Shot, Trivalent IIV From Novartis At The Alton, N.H., Hannaford Pharmacy By Senate Hopeful Richard Leonard.

flueshotAnura Guruge, June 8, 2013.


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by Anura Guruge


HannafordlogoRelated posts:
>> 2013 flu shot from Hanaford
>> Nov. 26, 2013.
>> 2012 flu shot, at Hannaford

>>Sep. 29, 2012.
>> Free flu shots for NH kids
>> — Oct. 15, 2013.


I got my flu shot, for this winter, on Saturday, October 18, 2014, at the Hannaford Pharmacy. It was a spur of the moment decision, pretty typical of me. Yes, I was going to get a flu shot this year, as I had for the last 3 years, but I hadn’t really thought about when I would get it. Saturday afternoon around 3pm I was at Hannaford with Devanee. I just picked her up after she got back to school from a NH State cross-country meet. We needed some odds and ends. Our friend Richard Leonard, of ‘Miller Farms‘ and hopefully soon a NH Senator, was on duty. They, for a change, were not mobbed. I did need to talk to Richard. Plus we needed a couple of his “Elect Richard Leonard” signs for our yard to keep the Ray Howard signs company. While talking to Richard it occurred to me that I might as well get my flu shot and get it over with.

Richard, as ever, always trying to be helpful, was happy to oblige.norvatis11

For the 3rd time in a row I got my flu shot at Hannafords, in Alton — for the 2nd time Richard Leonard. It really was painless on all fronts.

The last two years I had to pay because I had the stupid, NH Health Plan. This year Anthem, to their credit, paid for it all. Zero cost to me. I am impressed. I have started to have a grudging respect for Anthem. I might even stay with them in 2015.

Getting ‘the shot’ is a BIG change of heart for me. Prior to 2011 I refused to get the shot and have the kids get it. But then in November 2010 I nearly died though much of that had to do with some cavalier treatment I got from Dartmouth-Hitchcock (Concord). [Ironically this afternoon I helped Deanna file a formal complaint about them, to the NH Board of Medicine, about them. I also JUST found that THOUGH they call themselves Dartmouth-Hitchcock they are not really that affiliated with the mothership in Lebanon! Some deception going on here. But that is another story, another post down the road.] I, at the urging of many, a few of them doctors, agreed to get the flu shot after that — plus i am getting up there.

As with last year what I was inoculated with was the Trivalent IIV vaccine. Today I went looking to see what it was all about. See below [click to ENLARGE. From the CDC.] Fingers crossed. Hope this post helps.

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I Got My 2014 Flu Shot, ‘Flulaval’ (a.k.a. ‘Trivalent IIV) At The Alton, N.H., Hannaford Pharmacy, Yesterday.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Related posts:
>> 2012 flu shot, at Hannaford —

>>Sep. 29, 2012.
>> Free flu shots for NH kids
>> — Oct. 15, 2013.


flushothereThree years ago, Thanksgiving Day, I nearly died because of the cavalier mistreatment I had received from Dartmouth Hitchcock (Concord) a few days earlier. I chronicled that sad story here. I was coughing so much I broke a rib! Since then I have been grudgingly getting the flu vaccine — especially now that I am considered old and decrepit. I am not a great believer in vaccinations. That I was used as a ‘brown’ guinea pig for testing out the oral polio vaccine in the 1950s, without us being told that we were the guinea pigs, sometimes riles me up. Luckily the vaccine was good and all of us in Ceylon lucked out. Read here.

So yesterday morning I woke up and realized that Thanksgiving was this week! I hadn’t had THE SHOT. I decided then and there that I was going to get the shot — that day itself.

Both Deanna and I got our flu shots, last year, at Hannaford Alton. It was ultra convenient and quite slick.

So at 2pm yesterday we trotted down to Hannaford’s — a place that I seem to visit 4 times a week! 2:00 to 2:30 pm is the pharmacist’s lunch break — but that was no big deal since we had to fill in the 3 pages of paperwork. Deanna might already have the flu. So they wouldn’t give to her. I claimed to be totally healthy, which is a JOKE since ‘good health’ is not in my genes. I just muddle through.

Our friend, Richard Leonard was the pharmacist on duty. That was a bonus. We, obviously, like Richard — and his delightful ‘Miller Farm’. Richard, as ever, did a great job. Injections don’t bother me. Neither does giving blood. So I don’t even flinch. It really was painless.

I was fine afterwards. So, I am glad.

According to Richard it will take 10 days for the vaccine to kick-in (if it does). Bummer.



According to the paperwork what I was injected was Glaxo Smith 0.5 Flulaval 2,013-14 INJ — also listed on another sheet as Influenza: Trivalent IIV.

I do NOT trust Glaxo Smith or for that matter pharmacies in general — though I do respect and trust individual pharmacists like Richard or the very nice guy who used to be at Walmart Gilford.

As far as I know, that little vial could have contained nothing other than sugar water!

Yes, I am a cynic.

My bloody insurance company, the blood sucking scam artists, New Hampshire Health Plan, YET AGAIN refused to pay for the shot — though I had called them up 20 minutes earlier and they confirmed that the flue shot would be covered 100%. That is par for the course for those crooks. They have NEVER paid a cent for anything in the 3 or 4 years I have had coverage with them @ ~$560/month! They have an excuse for everything.

My only consolation was that sitting on the front seat of the van, waiting to be mailed, CERTIFIED, was an ADDITIONAL CANCELLATION notice for these rogues, telling them NOT to extend my coverage into 2014 — now that they told me that they will cancel me at the end of 2013. This insurance was such a joke that I would rather go without BUT Deanna insists that I carry some insurance because I am old and frail.

I can’t wait for this bloody policy to expire. But, I am also quite certain that they will FRAUDULENTLY try to direct-debit $570 from my Fidelity account on January 2, 2104 despite my certified letter.

Hannaford, to their credit, only charged me $20. Thank YOU, Hannaford.

I am not going to bother trying to get this $20 back from those bastards. Waste of my time and postage.

IF I only got sugar water … $20 was probably still OK.

New Hampshire Health Plan Intends To Bill Us For January 2014 EVEN THOUGH They Sent Us Cancellation Notices!

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.scamalert

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New Hampshire Health Plan sent all of us CANCELLATION letters saying that our policies will be AUTOMATICALLY CANCELLED
as of Dec. 31, 2013 because of Obamacare.

You know the story. Remember Obama LIED.

I did, of course, do a POST on it because I do get my insurance from them


As soon as I saw damn Obama’s lips flapping last week about how he was going to permit Insurance companies to extend cancelled policies for another year, Obamacare be damned, I immediately felt a very sharp pain in my physically virgin derrière. I knew I was going to get SHAFTED.

I was right. I had told Deanna that this would happen.

Earlier this week I heard the dreaded new on NHPR.

Yesterday, I called them up.

They were so giddy with happiness that they could hardly talk.

They are going to automatically debit our bank accounts for the January 2014 premium IRRESPECTIVE of the cancellation notices they send US!

If you don’t want to be automatically renewed YOU have to tell so in writing — because as far as they are concerned damn Obama, with his flapping lips, nullified their cancellation letter.

I am sure that legally they are on a sticky wicket BUT I don’t have the money to pay a DOUBLE premium in January and also fight these F***ers.

Yes, I have already written my letter.

So you have been warned.

Thanks are unnecessary. I am here to serve.


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VERY BAD NEWS For Us In New Hampshire (N.H.) Re. Subsidies, i.e., Tax Credits, To Lower ObamaCare (ACA) Healthcare Insurance Premiums.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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>> N.H. residents may not be eligible for ObamaCare subsidies

>>Oct. 25, 2013.
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I stumbled upon this, serendipitously, yesterday because I am trying to stay on top of this because I now know that I am going to get screwed — the only question being how deeply and how bloody will it be.

It is looking more and more grim.

Looks like Obama well and truly screwed up. A loophole in the legislation to do with implementation of exchanges — Obama, blinkered as ever, never envisaged a scenario where states would NOT implement their own exchanges.

That is why we in NH are screwed. We are using the plagued, Federal, Canadian-implemented (which is the ROOT cause of all the problems), healthcare.gov.

Without these premium-reducing subsidies, a.k.a. as tax-credits though they can be used upfront to reduce premium costs, Obamacare Health Insurance will be unaffordable to most in N.H.

This is beyond a disaster.

All of the Democratic elected politicians in N.H.  better RUN for cover. Better still abandon your posts and leave the State. You will never get re-elected after this fiasco. I for one will be after you with my trusty pen (which is mightier than a pitchfork) to make sure that you will never screw us AGAIN.

PLEASE read these and TRY and understand the issue.



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Click to read excellent coverage in ‘Los Angeles Times’.


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Click to read what is an interesting post.


New Hampshire (N.H.) Residents MAY NOT Be Eligible For ObamaCare (ACA) Subsidies, i.e., Tax Credits! WE ARE SCREWED.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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All because the State decided NOT to setup its own exchange and instead use the Federal ‘healthcare.gov’!

This is NOT a joke or a spoof. This is REAL. Law appears NOT to cover this scenario.

Click to access BREAKING NEWS 'MarketWatch' post.

Click to access BREAKING NEWS ‘MarketWatch’ post.

I Am Losing My Current Health Insurance Jan. 1, 2014 Thanks To ObamaCare. Delaying Mandate Just Screws Me Further.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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>> Oct. 20, 2013.

>> Obamacare Premiums for NH
>>Oct. 18, 2103.
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Third application for bloody Obamacare
>>Oct. 16, 2013.
>> Mailing address for paper application
>>Oct. 16, 2013.
>> Application says mail to ‘1005 XYZ Drive’ …
>> Oct. 15, 2013.
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Making PAPER application for Obamacare 
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Oct. 9, 2013.
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Click to access article. One of hundreds.

Click to access article. One of hundreds.

The headlines that you read daily that 1,000s, if NOT 100,000s, are losing their existing hard-fought Health Insurance is TRUE because I am one of them.

I had a cancellation notice from my New Hampshire (high risk) Health Plan saying that my coverage will cease December 31, 2013.

Despite 3, yes 3, applications, the last by mail, I still can’t enroll.

In New Hampshire I put the blame squarely at the feet of the inept, incompetent Governor, Maggie Hassan. She is totally clueless.

Worst governor we have had in the 27 years I have lived in New Hampshire.

She is not even fit to carry Jeanne Shaheen’s shoes. Jeanne was such an outstanding Governor. And then John Lynch. Even Benson was better than Hassan. Hassan is totally at sea and I wish she will just float away and I will do my best to make sure that she does float away after her first disastrous term.

So extending the filing date for the individual mandate does me NO bloody good.

Just means I go without insurance.

And given that per my doctor’s I am a working time-bomb when it comes to my health, and with my appalling luck, I will have some disaster during that period.

Though I worked to elect both these clowns you will no longer find anybody as anti-Obama and anti-Hassan than me. I want Obama impeached. Not sure what we can do about Mrs. Incompetent in Concord. Recall?

Not good.

 

How Many Folks In New Hampshire (NH) Have Managed To Obamacare (ACA) Coverage Through Health Exchange? ZERO?

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Related posts:
>> Obamacare Premiums for NH
>>Oct. 18, 2103.
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Third application for bloody Obamacare
>>Oct. 16, 2013.
>> Mailing address for paper application
>>Oct. 16, 2013.
>> Application says mail to ‘1005 XYZ Drive’ …
>> Oct. 15, 2013.
>>
Making PAPER application for Obamacare 
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Oct. 9, 2013.
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I am hoping that I am not being penalized because I am not white.
That is possible.
That was probably the ONE thing they got right in the Website.
Yes, OF COURSE, they ask you your race.
Screw all the non-whites, we don’t want them having healthcare.

But, I have been trying to get coverage since Day 1: October 1, 2013.

I have made three applications — the last by mail.

Over two weeks later still NOTHING. NADA.

What is MOST galling is that I can’t get any answers from Concord.

I have even contacted the Governor’s Office
and they tell me that they are NOT AWARE OF ANY PROBLEMS.

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Obamacare (ACA) Health Exchange Insurance Premiums For New Hampshire (NH).

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Related posts:
>> Third application for bloody Obamacare
>>Oct. 16, 2013.
>> Mailing address for paper application
>>Oct. 16, 2013.
>> Application says mail to ‘1005 XYZ Drive’ …
>> Oct. 15, 2013.
>>
Making PAPER application for Obamacare 
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Oct. 9, 2013.
++++ Search on ‘healthcare’ or ‘Obama’ for other posts >>>>


Since I live in Belknap I downloaded the data
and created this chart.

NH health insurance rates

Click to ENLARGE.

You can get the numbers for the other counties, albeit with quite a bit of hassle, from here: https://www.healthcare.gov/health-plan-information/


This Website, ‘ZaneBenefits‘, has a lot of good stuff about
NH health insurance.
Check them out.

They had extracted out this summary chart:

Compared to what I have been paying, and actually still paying through ‘New Hampshire Health Plan‘, these rates are GOOD. ‘New Hampshire Health Plan‘ is a scam as far as I am concerned. They won’t pay for anything on principle. I just have it as death-insurance if I kick the bucket as doctors keep on saying I am liable to do at any time.