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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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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Write an essay analyzing • Different theoretical views on national debt,• Long-run costs of high national debt, • Costs of eliminating the budget deficit solely through (1) personal tax increases, and/or (2) through spending cut by decreasing in transfer payments (i.e., Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid) and in discretionary spending (such as defense and education...

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From: Homework Help

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Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare

Entitlement spending will continue to bloat the deficit, Rivlin says, adding that lawmakers and the administration must address the growing cost of Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare.

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From: Brookings Institution

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Entitlement Spending Will Bloat the Deficit

Entitlement spending will continue to bloat the deficit and lawmakers and the administration must address the growing cost of Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare, says Alice Rivlin, senior fellow in Economic Studies at Brookings.

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From: Brookings Institution

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Medicaid and Coverage in 17 minutes

Do you need a quick overview of how Medicaid came to existence and its current challenges? Here's a chance to learn the history of indigent care services in the USA, the place of Medicaid in the 1965 Amendment to the Social Security Act that created both Medicare and Medicaid, and how the program has grown. At a time when Congress has debated how best to address the cost of Medicaid, while over 70 million Americans rely on it, now is a great moment to take 17 minutes and learn the basics. This...

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From: Stefan Kertesz

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Summit on Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Veterans Benefits

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) hosted a summit meeting today on Capitol Hill with seniors, veterans and other grassroots groups united to protect Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and veterans from budget cuts proposed by congressional Republicans and some Democrats.

The event drew hundreds of opponents of a proposal by President Barack Obama to cut cost-of-living adjustments for Social Security and disabled veterans by revising how the consumer price index is calculated.

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From: Senator Bernie Sanders

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US Seniors live in Poverty One in Seven' Cuts to Medicare and Medicaid

, 2013 -- Many elderly Americans are being forced out of retirement or are working well into their retirement years to cover their debts, living expenses. Increasing number of US seniors living in poverty The $275 billion in new cuts to Medicare and Medicaid in the US Senate's 2014 budget proposal would spell further hardship for the elderly. Millions of retired Americans rely on these social programs, in addition to Social Security, to cover a significant share of their increasingly expensive...

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From: Juz Cuz

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INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAI‘I: What Happens When You Outlive Your Savings? Part 2

Previously on INSIGHTS, the daughter of a stroke victim talked about her experience trying to find a nursing home and qualify for Medicaid coverage, while she coped with the realities of her mother’s future. This second part of a two-part discussion will reveal the options and benefits of planning ahead for the rising cost of long-term care.

For more information on Medicaid, long-term care and additional help services, we have provided this list of useful online resources:

1. Med-QUEST...

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From: PBSHawaiiorg

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Useful Government Programs

In today's video I talk about the following programs for those with disabilities:

1. PACE

https://www.medicare.gov/your-medicare-costs/help-paying-costs/pace/pace.html

2. Medicare Savings Programs (MSPs)

QMB, SLMB, QI, and QDWI

3. Medicaid for the Employed Disabled (MED)

Apply at your local DSS office

4. Individual Development Accounts (IDAs)

5. The Bureau of Rehabilitation Services (BRS)

6. Social Security's Ticket to Work Program

(See my video on the Ticket to Work Program here:...

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From: ThePeakExperience

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