2015 Rates for Medicare Part A, Part B Withheld-Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
Rates for Medicare Part A and Part B were withheld from the 2015 Medicare Handbook and won’t be released until after the 2014 midterm elections.
It’s true that 2015 Medicare Handbooks do not include rates for Medicare Part A and Part B, but the rates are available online.
The “Medicare & You 2015” handbook was released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on September 1, 2014. The handbook does in fact state that premiums and deductable amounts for Medicare Part A and Part B were unavailable at the time of printing and provides a 1-800 number to call for up-to-date information.
The rate and premium information for Medicare Part A and Part B are both available at Medicare.gov. Users will actually pay less for Medicare Part A in 2015 than they did in 2014. Premiums and deductibles for Medicare Part B, meanwhile, will not change in 2015.
Click HERE for information about signing up for Medicare Part A or Part B.
Check your 2015 Medicare handbook and this is apparently true.
Have you received your Medicare Handbook for 2015 yet? If you have already received yours in the mail, turn to page 12 and go down to the bottom of the page and read “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 possible 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.
I may be wrong, but I really think that I am right!
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 1%. That is why they are delaying what the increases will be. If they had put it in that handbook, any elderly would be voting against the Democrats. I also know that my Tricare plan will increase too, and I am only getting an increase on my military retirement of just over 1%.
So anyone voting for the Democrats in the forthcoming election deserves to get the increases that are coming after November 4th.