Don’t believe everything you read about about Medicare or Social Security

If you believe every e-mail you receive regarding political related issues, you may be sadly misinformed. There are many people out there who simply cannot resist constructing misleading nonsense and sadly way too many people who accept the information without question and pass it on to others. These electronic chain letters are not helpful.

Here is a good example of misleading information. And information intended for political purposes. The fact is that the next year’s premium and deductibles are not known in time to print the Medicare Handbook; it’s been that way for years. However, the information was available to the public weeks ago. So there is no reason for any beneficiary not to know what’s happening, there is no increase in the Part B deductible or the Part B premium. [Dare I mention the information is on Quinnscommentary as well]

A better question is why we spend the money on these handbooks and mail them to all seniors when many, perhaps most can access the Internet.

We should also be concerned that there is no increase in the deductible or premium when Medicare costs continue to rise at nearly three times general inflation. Are these premiums artificially being minimize for political reasons? I don’t know, but I do know the escalating costs of Medicare will have to be dealt with sooner or later.

Finally, as we all know the Social Security COLA is actually 1.7%. It hasn’t been since last April that the trending CPI-W indicated a very low or no COLA.

Can you believe this?

Please READ the below information and do what your heart tells you to on Nov. 4th!

I am voting and I sure hope you do! I am tired of the prices of EVERTHING
going up DAILY! and you know we are going to get it right in the wallet come
Nov.4th if a certain party remains in Office!

P.S. if you do not have Medicare Coverage your parents and relatives do-think of them, please!!!

Your are now the youngest YOU will ever be Enjoy it

It is interesting how things work sometimes.


Did you receive your Medicare Handbook for 2015 yesterday? If you have already received yours in the mail please turn to page 12 and go down to the bottom of the page and read to find out what you pay for Medicare (Part A and Part B) . It states that the premium and deductible amounts were not available at the time of printing. It further states you may call

1-800-633-4227 to get the most up-to-date info

I did just that and talked with a Medicare representative. She told me that they probably would not have those figures in until the end of the first week or possibly the second week of November. Now, let that sink in!

As soon as she stated that to me, I replied , “My, isn’t that convenient for the Obama Administration to actually hold off on those figures until after the 2014 election results.”

There was dead silence on the other end of the line. I told her thank you and that I would call back.

You see on our Social Security increase for next year we are only receiving an increase of around 1%. Even the military are getting just over 1%. You can bet after the November 4th election the increases for Medicare A & B will be greater than any 1%. That is why they are delaying what the increases will be. Because if they had put it in that handbook, any elderly would be voting against the Democrats.

So anyone voting for the Democrats in the forthcoming elections deserves to get the increases that are coming after November 4th.



  1. Ahhh…the Medicare Advantage Policy. The zero premium payment boys. To who’s advantage they work? If you guessed for Seniors guess again. Listen CAREFULLY to their commercials and CAREFULLY read their advertising not for what they say but what they don’t say. Remember if they don’t specifically cover something then it is usually not covered and YOU bear the costs. Did I mention “disappearing doctors”.
    I urge you to read this:
    The advantage plans may be good for some people but the best plan, I think, is the Supplemental Plan G if you can afford about $285 a month in addition to your Part B Premium for both you and your wife. It will cover you, I believe, for ALL that Medicare doesn’t up to the limits of Medicare Part A and Part B and that $284 includes in a Part C Drug Plan with zero deductible.
    An Advantage Plan is better than nothing I guess because you DON’T want to be on the hook for 20% of any long term medical bills believe me but look before you leap, do your homework, get the best that you can comfortably afford and don’t be penny wise and pound foolish.


  2. Mr. Quinn…
    I went out to the US Government Social Security Site and this is what they have posted. Regardless of what they have posted I won’t be voting for any DemoCRAPS. Rush Limbaugh says to fasten your seat belts because our beloved President will snow us under with all kinds of Executive Orders after November 4th. The first one being, according to sources, for 100,000 Haitians to come to the US while Cholera and HIV are raging on that island. Yellow Fever has made a comeback in the San Diego area…who brought the mosquitos? 47 guesses and the first 46 don’t count.
    This is what Social Security has on it’s site as of a few minutes ago on October 30, 2014:

    Part B premium Most people pay $104.90 each month.(This amount won’t change in 2015.)
    Part B deductible $147 per year. (This amount won’t change in 2015.)
    Part A premium Most people don’t pay a monthly premium for Part A. If you buy Part A, you’ll pay up to $426 each month. (Reduced to $407 in 2015.)
    Part A hospital inpatient deductible
    You pay:
    $1,216 deductible for each benefit period ($1,260 in 2015)
    Days 1-60: $0 coinsurance for each benefit period ($0 in 2015)
    Days 61-90: $304 coinsurance per day of each benefit period ($315 in 2015)
    Days 91 and beyond: $608 coinsurance per each “lifetime reserve day” after day 90 for each benefit period (up to 60 days over your lifetime) ($630 in 2015)
    Beyond lifetime reserve days: all costs
    Just thought you’d be interested.


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