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    So where...
    FRANK THE TANK
    is the great benefit to ObamaCare? Oh yeah, that's right, the left always looks to bring down those with, to benefit those without. Pretty soon, all animals will be equal on the farm. Jack up the premiums of those who can pay, to subsidize those who won't pay.
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  • Premiums will go down
    Rock Island fed
    Didn't you get the memo? Premiums will drop an average of $2500/yr. /sarcasm mode off/
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  • Let's see
    MarkC
    I get to pay 7.2% more for my insurance PLUS an additional 32% for Medicare Part B. My retirement annuity is going up by what percentage? This all makes great sense to me.
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  • MarkC
    smclennan
    Why did you sign up for Part B instead of continuing with just your FEHB plan?
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  • smcennan
    MarkC
    Actually, I have until next year to sign up for Part B and have been considering not doing it. It is difficult to get advice as to what would be better: Social Security people just make threats about the penalty for delaying enrollment in Part B and few folks seem to understand the concept of being self-insured up to the out-of-pocket limit under my FEHB plan (GEHA). Another consideration is that I wonder if medical care would be better or worse for someone on Medicare, given the red-tape involved for hospitals and clinics. All-in-all, the system is far too complex for people to figure out. I have two college degrees and this has me buffaloed!
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  • MarkC
    smclennan
    I'm in the same boat. I have APWU Consumer Driven Option. The rates have been flat since 2004. The risk pool seems to be mostly the young and healthy. The Medicare risk pool consists of those who are dying of kidney disease and those over 65. Doesn't seem like a good trade to me. Unless someone can give me some good reasons for changing, I plan to enroll in Part A, and decline on Parts B,C,&D.
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  • Thanks
    MarkC
    for the input. At least I have a while to decide.
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    Union presidents and Obama
    Kenny Ray
    The Treasury Employees Union president and the President of the United States have at least one thing in common. Neither understands that when you get, give or take something, sooner or later SOMEBODY has to PAY for it. She was "disappointed in the rate increase" but happy with other provisions, such as FEHB being required to cover "children" until they are 26. Who exactly does she expect to pay for things like that?
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