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Seniors in the 2012 “Fiscal Cliff” Debate: What You Need To Know

Current Status of Seniors: 

Medicare costs are already high under current law:

The combined cuts on the table hurt poor and middle class seniors – and their families – for generations to come.

– the base Part B monthly premium (projected to be $161.20 a month, or $1,934.40 a year)
– plus a 30% surcharge if she has a “low-cost sharing” Medigap policy  (about $48 a month, or $576 a year)
– plus the base Part B deductible — projected to be $226
– plus the “new beneficiary” Part B deductible add-on of $75
– plus additional income-related additional premium payments for Part B and Part D.