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Old 12-05-2017, 01:38 PM   #1
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Just got my notice from the Social Security about my increase in benefits (2%) goes in to effect in January and the really big bonus is it went up by $24 per month the bad news is my Medicare part A&B premiums ALSO went up too $36-- so in 2018 I will be getting $11 less per month than I am currently getting in 2017.WOW I just jumping with joy here guys--- Now the even better news ( I just can't wait the suspense is killing me!!!!But I have to wait til April to hear the rest of the really great news) is I wonder how much my Blue Cross/Blue Shield supplemental insurance premium will be increasing--- Man the wife and I are going to go out and celebrate like its the end of World War ll all over agin the celebrations nationwide are going to be unbelievable--- FED 387

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Old 12-05-2017, 01:48 PM   #2
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Figure the check will be a heck of a lot more than my grandchildren will get when they retire at ____(fill in the blank but a WAG whatever it is).
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Old 12-06-2017, 02:21 AM   #3
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It's a classic "glass half-full or half-empty" dilemma isn't it? The 2% COLA is the largest it's been in a while but the cost of health care is going up! Just be thankful that they don't take anything away from us when the cost-of-living goes "down"! And besides, hopefully by next year we'll all find out where they plan on getting the money to shrink the 1 TRILLION DOLLARS they are adding to the deficit so that they can pass this new tax plan.
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Old 12-06-2017, 09:34 AM   #4
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It is so unfortunate that the cost of heathcare in this country keeps going up. I have Veterans that can't afford the cost of Part B Medicare and opt out in hopes they can use the VA. The VA is already at a stress point in providing for the Veterans of this 15 year war. The problem is once you opt out of Part B you get fined to get back in, most people on Social Security can't afford to do this. As a Nevada Veterans Advocate I encourage Veterans to us the system, get a CHOICE Card and if it is an emergency, don't wait. GO TO ER!
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Old 12-08-2017, 11:43 AM   #5
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I would be happy with a 2 percent raise.
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Old 12-08-2017, 05:54 PM   #6
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I actually gained $1.60 wo wo!

For those whinning about the tax cut what were you saying while Obama
ran up the debt TEN TRILLION in eight years!

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Old 12-12-2017, 12:12 PM   #7
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It is so unfortunate that the cost of heathcare in this country keeps going up. I have Veterans that can't afford the cost of Part B Medicare and opt out in hopes they can use the VA. The VA is already at a stress point in providing for the Veterans of this 15 year war. The problem is once you opt out of Part B you get fined to get back in, most people on Social Security can't afford to do this. As a Nevada Veterans Advocate I encourage Veterans to us the system, get a CHOICE Card and if it is an emergency, don't wait. GO TO ER!
What about Tricare for the Vets ?

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What about Tricare for the Vets ?

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As you may or may not know, TriCare is for retirees and dependents. Spouses of active duty military fall under TriCare or TriCare Prime. I was paying $565.20 per year when I was on Prime. I am now using regular TriCare, at no cost, as my secondary insurance and in place of Part B Medicare, I am using my wife's union Blue Cross/Blue Shield as my primary.

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