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Medicare Premiums

Controversial Obama Plan Unveiled

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 06.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's plan to raise Medicare premiums for upper-income seniors would create five new income brackets to squeeze ...

Millions To Face Higher Premiums

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 12.20.2012 | Money

WASHINGTON -- They may not agree on much else, but there's a change to Medicare that President Barack Obama and Republicans both support: Expand a lit...

Republicans Find Way Around Raising Taxes

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 02.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Republicans may have found a way to squeeze more money out of well-to-do Americans without raising their taxes. A year-end economi...

Medicare Premiums Rise Slightly For Most

AP | By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 12.27.2011 | Fifty

WASHINGTON -- Good news for seniors: The government says Medicare's basic monthly premium will rise less than expected next year, by $3.50 for most. ...

Medicare Open Enrollment Time -- Have You Been Dumped?

Linda Bergthold | Posted 12.12.2011 | Fifty
Linda Bergthold

Most of us breathe a sigh of relief when we reach Medicare age because we think we will have coverage until we die. And we will. But we may not get all the options we want.

Medicare Premium Increase: Private Plans Jump 14% In 2010

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Millions of seniors who signed up for popular private health plans through Medicare are facing sharp premium increases this year &n...