Category Archives: Health Care

2016 Medicare Premiums Higher For Some

About 1 month ago, CMS (Centers For Medicare & Medicaid Services) announced the 2016 Medicare Part A and Part B services. Thanks to Congress and President Obama passing the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, the 52 million Americans enrolled in Medicare will either pay the same as they did in 2015, or pay less than…
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Medicare Premiums Going Up In 2016

The Wall Street Journal just published this article today.  Great info about upcoming Medicare premium increased for higher income earners. Unless the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services intervenes, some Medicare beneficiaries will face a steep increase in their 2016 premiums, even as the vast majority of Medicare recipients pay no increase at all.…
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Rising Healthcare Costs – Part 1

Rising healthcare costs are on most people minds these days because those costs are hitting their bank accounts.  Everyone knows that healthcare costs can be outrageous, especially when you have to pay them yourself.  Of course, that is the whole premise behind the Affordable Healthcare Act, to bring healthcare costs down.  And given the fact…
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Senate Close To Ending Shutdown And Increasing Debt Ceiling

It looks like the Senate leaders are finally getting close to ending the two week long government shut down and once again increasing the nations debt ceiling.  While the government shutdown has only affected about 15% of the operating government programs, it's put a big black eye on bickering members of the Senate.  The media…
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Changes Ahead For Medicare Supplement & Medicare Advantage Plans

There are some major changes ahead for Medicare supplement and Medicare Advantage plans.  Under the Affordable Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, hundreds of billions in scheduled cuts to Medicare Advantage subsidies are scheduled to take effect in 2013.  However, the Department of Health and Human Services recently announced that it will be $8.3 billion…
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Supreme Court May Strike Down Obamacare

The US Supreme Court had it's second of three days for this historic case today, and it appears that the Republican appointees may band together to strike down Obamacare.  This would be a huge blow to Obama since it has been his biggest achievement in his Presidential term, and it would be happening just months…
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The CLASS Act – More Taxes on The Way

The governments CLASS act is designed to pay for part of your long term care costs. But it is doomed to fail before it even begins. Protect yourself and your today from rising health care costs.
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