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Medicare Means Testing (IRMAA)

What is it? As defined by Medicare: “If you have higher income, the law requires an adjustment to your monthly Medicare Part B (medical insurance) and Medicare prescription drug coverage premiums (Part D). Higher-income beneficiaries pay higher premiums for Part B and prescription drug coverage. Layman’s terms: If you make too much income in retirement […]

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And the Regulations will be Televised

Rejoice, Americans – Congress has done it again! Another year and another opportunity to punt the Medicare/Health Spending can down the road… Back in 1997, our government began its quest to tackle the unsustainable increase in healthcare spending by enacting legislation which created a formula, aptly titled “the Medicare Sustainable Growth formula”, through the Balanced […]

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Money for nothing and your healthcare for free…I want my subsidies

“Money for nothing and your health care for free…” Not exactly the line from the 1985 Dire Straits hit, but lately it seems to fit the mantra of many in the country, especially after the Affordable Care Act passed and everyone learned about “subsidies”. “I want my, I want my, I want my subsidies…” According […]

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Why was the Affordable Care Act created?

As the year known as 2014 comes to a close and the new year of 2015 creeps closer the subject of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) may start to overtake the conversation of Americans as the Individual Mandate may finally be enforced throughout the country. The question, at times, that has been raised at many […]

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The forgotten 3rd Guarantee in life to death & taxes – health costs

Throughout history it is has been said that there are only two axioms permanent in life: death and taxes. But, thanks regulations from the federal government, there is a third, which just happens to be healthcare costs.

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Planning for your parents retirement…you should be!

Ever hear of Filial Support Law? The little unknown law on the books of 29 states that has the possibility to impact anyone who has a parent residing in them. Under this law each state can go after the families of people who have unpaid health costs which they accrued while being enrolled under Medicaid.

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