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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