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Medicare beneficiaries
to pay more for care

Associated Press, by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 11/18/2012 1:17:30 AM

WASHINGTON -- Medicare premiums are going up $5 a month in 2013. It´s less than expected, but still enough to eat up about one-fourth of a typical retiree´s cost-of-living raise next year. Medicare chief Marilyn Tavenner said Friday that the new Part B premium for outpatient care will be $104.90 a month, up from $99.90 a month. In most cases, it´s deducted directly from a beneficiary´s monthly Social Security check. Medicare covers people 65 and older and people who are disabled or have serious kidney disease. Advocates for older Americans didn´t see much to cheer about, with Medicare cuts

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Reply 1 - Posted by: billa, 11/18/2012 3:30:43 AM     (No. 9021457)

To all those AARPers who voted for this lying bafoon.

And since he does not need your vote or support, expect premiums to keep increasing, benefits to be reduced, contributions to decline, and fewer medical providers will accept medicare patients.

We have not even hit inaugural day, and the moron-in-chief is daily reneging on all of his promises. Ahh, the idiots who voted for this fool. They are going to be the ones most hurt by his communist/marxist policies.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Janjan, 11/18/2012 4:37:25 AM     (No. 9021470)

Obamacare ´reins in Medicare costs by curtailing payments´. Result - doctors are dropping Medicare patients. See how that works Obama voters?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: uno, 11/18/2012 6:07:30 AM     (No. 9021499)

Meanwhile life be lookin good for all those worthless, deadbeat, Obama-voting freeloaders that never once paid into the system! Jes call ´em. They gots their Obama-phones!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: pomom, 11/18/2012 8:33:32 AM     (No. 9021671)

If Obamacare doesn´t kill grandma, they´ll do it by nickle and diming her to death. People say, ´´it´s ONLY $5.00, what´s the big deal?´´

$5.00 to someone on a fixed income is a loaf of bread, a quart of milk, a little lunchmeat and a piece of fruit. It means missing a meal in some cases or cutting back on nutrition.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: jntsrgn, 11/18/2012 8:33:57 AM     (No. 9021672)

Good. They gotta pay MUCH more. Medicare was never designed for 20 or 30 years of benefits.
The typical enrollee has exhausted far more than they ever contributed after just 5 years.
The whole "I earned my Medicare" screed is the height of selfishness. It was neither earned or paid for. It´s just one more handout.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: uno, 11/18/2012 8:54:32 AM     (No. 9021710)

Here´s a wild thought -maybe, just maybe the massively overinflated costs of healthcare could be reduced a bit by reducing the layers upon layers of built up government bureaucracy, fraud and the medical and legal industries milking it for all it´s worth!
Like I said, just a wild thought...

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