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Social Security Medicare Deduction
9/23/2011 | LowNSlow

Posted on 09/23/2011 12:09:21 PM PDT by LowNslow

Keep getting e-mail inquiries from friends about Medicare future cost.

The following comments about monthly deductions from Social Security payments for Medicare have been received by E-mail lately. Not able to find out if they are accurate from SSA, $120 or $247 are a big deal for Social Security only retirement. Would like to know the answer before Nov 2012. I thought AARP was watching out for us old folks.

Mail content:

$ 96.40 in 2011 rising to:

$104.20 in 2012 [$ 7.80 increase]; $120.20 in 2013 [$ 16.00 increase];

$247.00 in 2014 [$126.80 increase].

These are provisions incorporated in the Obamacare legislation, purposely delayed so as not to 'confuse' the 2012 re-election campaigns.

TOPICS: Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: medicare; obamacare; vanity

1 posted on 09/23/2011 12:09:25 PM PDT by LowNslow
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To: LowNslow

And there is discussion one the cost to the government on the ‘cost of living” rises

2 posted on 09/23/2011 12:20:05 PM PDT by RnMomof7
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To: RnMomof7

snopes says false and it’s 117 in 2014

3 posted on 09/23/2011 12:21:29 PM PDT by lancium
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To: LowNslow
Myth of the $247 Medicare Part B Premium...
Bogus email predicts Part B premiums will increase.

4 posted on 09/23/2011 12:22:01 PM PDT by lunarville (Common sense ain't so common anymore...)
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To: lunarville

You trust AARP???

5 posted on 09/23/2011 12:27:28 PM PDT by mountn man (Happiness is not a destination, its a way of life.)
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To: LowNslow

I do this for a living, I sell Medicare Supplement and Medicare Advantage plans.

Go to for starters.

Also, not everyone pays the same. Medicare is MEANS TESTED now, and if you make more you pay more.

Also, it depends on the DATE your Medicare Part B started.

6 posted on 09/23/2011 12:42:01 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: LowNslow

Below are links to two PDF files where you’ll find more information on the brief information you included above.

Within the first PDF file, search the words:

“Total Medicare spending is expected to rise”

and you’ll see the numbers you posted above.

The following link goes to a 245 page document. Within the PDF file, you can use the index on the far left to pinpoint more detailed information.

7 posted on 09/23/2011 12:44:45 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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