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Medicare change?

Strengthen the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) The IPAB is a group of 15 health experts (generally appointed by the president and approved by the Senate) who are required to recommend ways to hold down Medicare spending growth if that … Continue reading

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Increase Medicare Payroll Tax Rate?

The primary source of funding for Medicare hospital services (part A) comes from the payroll tax.  Workers and their employers contribute 1.45% of earnings for a total contribution of 2.9%.  Medicare also offers coverage for physician services (part B) and … Continue reading

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Increase Medicare Home, Nursing and Lab Services???

Medicare does not charge a copay for patients whose doctors prescribe home health care for the first 20 days in a skilled nursing facility.  Several proposals would require a copay for home health care, including one that would require a payment of … Continue reading

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Winter Garden

Just finished a romance book you may like. WINTER GARDEN by Adele Ashworth. Julia Quinn says  it is “Exquisitely written and brimming with emotion.” Lisa Kleypas says “Adelle Ashworth is a thrilling discovery.” In this Avon romance set in southern England in … Continue reading

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Will Medicare become a Premium Support Plan?

Today is Grandparents Day.  Medicare is very important to most Grandparents, now and in the future. Here is another way Medicare may change. Change Medicare to a Premium Support Plan (This is essentially the Romney Ryan plan) Under this proposal, … Continue reading

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Looking ahead with Medicare

Now that both the conventions are history and you now have to make a choice for Nov 6, I thought we would take a look at another possible medicare change… Raise Medicare Premiums for Higher-Income Beneficiaries Most Medicare beneficiaries pay … Continue reading

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Future Medicare Proposal?

A couple of days ago I gave you the 15 possible proposals to strengthen Medicare.  Today we are going to look at the pros and cons. Let’s look at Proposal #1:  Raise the Medicare Eligibility Age Pro:  Raising the Medicare … Continue reading

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