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Subject:  Re: Higher Medicare premiums for Top 25% Date:  4/13/2013  6:34 PM
Author:  intercst Number:  71996 of 81340

TMFMurph writes,

You are forgetting the extra premiums for Part D on top of the Part A "mean-testing" premiums.

In 2012, I paid almost $8000 for Medicare-related premiums....and let's NOT forget that I paid in a whole lot more than many for more than 40 years for the "same" insurance benefits at age 65+.

Put the two together and the "tremendous bargain" begins to disappear. ;-)


You're paying $3,600 for the Part B and $4,400 for Part D ???

The average Part D premium is only about $50/month. The most expensive plan available nationwide is $165/month -- about $2,000/yr. How did you end up paying double that?

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