My latest project is figuring out how to appeal Medicare's decision to make us pay an "income-related monthly adjustment amount (IRMAA)" on top of our Medicare premiums. For some reason known only to the twisted individuals who design programs to inflict the maximum pain on Real People, they have based this adjustment on my "modified adjusted gross income (MAGI)" from two years ago, instead of my greatly reduced income today, when I'm no longer working. I think they use MAGI as a basis for their twisted calculations because it's short for "MAGICIAN," which is the sort of specialist you need to figure it all out.
I'm falling back on this good advice ...
For those of you who don't speak German, it means "Always smile and think positive!" And that picture is just about how positive I look right now.
Have a good day. Winter may not be coming like it is in Westeros, but Medicare is ... and it's equally chilling.
More thoughts tomorrow.