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Old 07-24-2012, 11:31 AM
denquixote denquixote is offline
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Medicare costs going up?

Look clearly at the 2014 rate compared to the 2013 rate.

For those of you who are on Medicare, read the following. It's short, but
important and you probably haven't heard about it in the Mainstream News:

"The per person Medicare Insurance Premium will increase from the present
Monthly Fee of $96.40, rising to:

$104.20 in 2012

$120.20 in 2013


$247.00 in 2014."

These are Provisions incorporated in the Obamacare Legislation, purposely
delayed so as not to confuse the 2012 Re-Election Campaigns. Send this to
all Seniors that you know, so they will know who's throwing them under the

I got the above information in an unsolicited e-mail from a stranger and it had names of a college professor and a prominent national insurance company attached. Is this true?
Old 07-24-2012, 11:36 AM
Procrustus Procrustus is online now
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The AARP says it's not true, but I think they support Obama. So.....

Q. I just received an email saying that under "Obamacare" our Medicare Part B premiums will rise to $247 a month by 2014. Is this true?

A. No, it isn't true. A mass email making this claim has been circulating since before the 2010 elections. But it's just another attempt to scare older Americans and has no basis in fact.
Old 07-24-2012, 01:05 PM
OldGuy OldGuy is offline
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... and I assume those circulating the patently false rumor support Romney.
Old 07-24-2012, 01:33 PM
denquixote denquixote is offline
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Probably so. It is obviously a slam against Obamacare. Thanks for the info Procrustus.
Old 07-24-2012, 01:57 PM
hende hende is offline
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The snopes entry for this also states "False".


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