Re: Ok Trekkers, Don't Forget To Sign Up For Mandatory Obamacare Oct 1 That's encouraging to hear. I'm new to Medicare. Unlike a lot of people, I had no problems with my private insurer. For most of my life, I was very healthy, but when I eventually did get sick, I did so in a big way, and they paid out a lot for me. So I've been a bit concerned about what being on Medicare will be like. I'll tell you what I don't like already: dealing with Medicare itself, plus a medigap policy, plus the prescription plan. But if they pay for everything I need them to pay for, I'll survive the inconvenience.