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Subject:  Re: Higher Medicare premiums for Top 25% Date:  4/13/2013  7:53 PM
Author:  0x6a74 Number:  71999 of 87981

I now pay roughly triple the normal Medicare rates, due to the installment sale proceeds from the sale of a business I sacrificed and lived small for many years to build and make successful.


You do realize that even three times the "normal" Medicare premium of $99.90/month (about $3600/year) is only one-third of the $11,000 per beneficiary the Gov't spends on Medicare.

2013 numbers are $104.5
about triple that ,$335.70 for income over $214K *

then. at that income an *extra* $66.6 for part-D

* put another way: with an income of 25k (about average SS income ,iirc), you pay about 5% of that to Medicare;
at 220K, 1.8%
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