Rep. Pallone On The Medicare Premium Fairness Act

Today, the House passed the Medicare Premium Fairness Act (HR 3631), to protect 11 million seniors and cash-strapped states from unfair increases in their 2010 Medicare Part B premiums. These hikes would directly threaten the pocketbooks of 4 million new enrollees and retirees, as well as state budgets, which cover premiums for 7 million low-income seniors. There is no reason this burden should fall on seniors and people with disabilities, especially during difficult economic times.

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From: Nancy Pelosi

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Medicare Part C

Part C, or Medicare Advantage plans, are offered by private insurance companies. Medicare Advantage plans often have different rules for how you get services or which medical providers you can see. You pay a monthly premium for Part C coverage.

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From: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma

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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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Medicare Part D Stages of Your Journey (Condensed)

Learn four simple rules to follow when choosing a Medicare plan with Part D prescription drug coverage, including looking at your Medicare plan premium, your prescription drug costs and copays, and the pharmacy network that’s right for you.

This video is intended to help you navigate your transition to the Medicare Part D plan. For more advice and information about choosing a Part D plan, visit To enroll, get specific plan information and pricing, visit...

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From: Express Scripts

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Determining Medicare Part B Premiums

We discuss the calculation of Medicare premiums and learn about strategies to avoid Medicare surcharges.

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Courtney: Medicare Part B Premiums will not increase

Congressman Courtney spoke on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 announcing that Medicare beneficiaries will not see any increase in premium costs for Medicare Part B in 2014.

"Connecticut seniors will be glad to know that their Part B premiums will not go up a dime in 2014," Courtney said. "Thanks to CMS efforts to eliminate waste, fraud, and abuse, premium growth has been slower in the past five years than at any point in the program's history. For...

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From: Joe Courtney

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Medicare Questions - Company Benefits & Credible Coverage for Medicare Part D - Medicare Survival Guide YouTube Channel

Medicare Questions - Company Benefits & Credible Coverage for Medicare Part D

If you continue working past age 65 and have insurance coverage thru your employer when you become eligible for Medicare, you have what is known as "Credible Coverage" and do not need to enroll in a Medicare Plan. Not enrolling in a Medicare Plan without Credible Coverage could result in penalties being added to your premium when you eventually enroll.


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From: Toni King

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Medicare and You 2016 | Burlington County NJ Health Plan Finder

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)



Hearing aids and exams for...

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From: NJ Health Plan Finder

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Medicare Supplement Plan, Cary, Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Greensboro, Charlotte, NC It's important to compare Medigap policies because costs can vary. The benefits in any Medigap Plan A through L are the same for any insurance company. Each insurance company decides which Medigap policies it wants to sell.

Generally, when you buy a Medigap policy you must have Medicare Part A and Part B. You will have to pay the monthly Medicare Part B premium. In addition, you will have to pay a premium to the Medigap insurance company.

You and your...

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From: SrAdvisors

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Medicare Part D - the Prescription Drug Plan - is Working for Seniors

Washington got it right. Medicare Part D - Prescription Drug Plan - is working for seniors! Part D provides patients access to medicines at affordable prices. Better yet, patients' monthly premiums will average $30 in 2012...that's a 44% decrease from original projections (HHS).

And Part D is saving money on other healthcare services! Part D saves Medicare about $1,200 / year in hospital, nursing home and other costs for each senior who previously lacked comprehensive prescription drug...

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From: PhRMAPress

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