2018 Medicare Costs

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced Medicare deductible and coinsurance amounts for 2018. The Medicare Part B deductible will remain $183, while the Part A deductible will increase from $1,316 to $1,340.

The standard Part B premium remains unchanged for 2018 at $134. However, some who get Social Security benefits will pay less. The amounts individuals earning $85,000 or more will pay also remains the same:...

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From: Michael Ferrara

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Stimulus failed, austerity next for US?

As many Americans continue to struggle with the economy worsening, is the United States' economy headed towards austerity measures? President Obama told Americans that we need to make broad sacrifice in order to correct the long term fiscal course. Joe Weisenthal says the most likely scenario is some kind of long term sacrifice, such as reducing the cost of Social Security or Medicare.

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From: RT America

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Alzheimers Awareness Month: Funding Research vs. Medicare Costs

www.ncpssm.org - Dan Adcock, Director of Government Relations and Policy at the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare discusses Alzheimer's and Medicare

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From: NationalCommittee

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Dim Outlook For Social Security, Medicare

Social Security, which pays benefits to 56 million Americans, will exhaust its reserves three years sooner than expected by 2033, a new government report said, raising pressure on the White House and Congress to tackle a program that many politicians fear changing because of the potential voter backlash. Social Security, which provides funds to retirees and workers with disabilities, and Medicare, the government-run health plan for seniors, are the nation's largest public benefit programs....

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From: Wall Street Journal

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A Looming Crisis in Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid? The "Fiscal Cliff" is a Scam Pt2

James Galbraith: It's been known since the 1950's that there would be more demands on social security; If there was political will health care costs could be controlled, it's not a problem of Medicare

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From: TheRealNews

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Medicare and You 2016 | Burlington County NJ Health Plan Finder

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What You Must Know About Health Insurance When You Turn 65!

When you turn 65 you become eligible for Medicare Part A through Social Security (if you qualify). However, you might also need Medicare Part B which requires a monthly premium.

Medicare also does NOT typically cover:

Dental care

Cosmetic surgery

Eye exams (to prescribe glasses)

Acupuncture

Dentures

Hearing aids and exams for...

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From: NJ Health Plan Finder

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Obama Deficit Commission Criticized for Proposals to Slash Social Security, Medicare

The co-chairmen of the bipartisan presidential deficit commission released a list of recommendations Wednesday on ways to reduce the nation's deficit by $4 trillion by 2020. Co-chairmen Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson have proposed raising the retirement age for Social Security to 69 by the year 2075, decreasing the cost of living benefits for Social Security recipients, imposing new limits on the Medicare health insurance program and ending several middle class tax breaks. Democracy Now!...

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From: mediagrrl9

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Medicare Supplements, Medigap Policies | Burlington County NJ Health Plan Finder

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What You Must Know About Health Insurance When You Turn 65!

When you turn 65 you become eligible for Medicare Part A through Social Security (if you qualify). However, you might also need Medicare Part B which requires a monthly premium.

Medicare also does NOT typically cover:

Dental care

Cosmetic surgery

Eye exams (to prescribe glasses)

Acupuncture

Dentures

Hearing aids and exams for...

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From: NJ Health Plan Finder

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Society Breaking News: Medicare Forecast: Solvent Til 2026, Though Baby Boomer Costs Loom

Medicare Forecast: Solvent Til 2026, Though Baby Boomer Costs Loom

The annual report of Social Security and Medicare Board of Trustees, released today, said the hospital trust fund has two years more life than they projected last year.

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Outlook for Medicare Has Improved a Bit

The Obama administration said that a stronger economy and slower growth in health spending has helped strengthen the financial outlook for...

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From: Wochit Business

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Medicare

With rising health care costs, what should the government do? Make Medicare consistent with Social Security by raising the age limit. Also, adjust medicare means so the more affluent people pay larger premiums.

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From: jackheidel

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