Comments on: Medicare will cut Social Security’s “raise” in 2012 http://blogs.reuters.com/reuters-wealth/2011/10/12/medicare-will-cut-social-securitys-raise-in-2012/ Fri, 05 Dec 2014 11:27:18 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: LSHT http://blogs.reuters.com/reuters-wealth/2011/10/12/medicare-will-cut-social-securitys-raise-in-2012/comment-page-1/#comment-8897 Sat, 17 Dec 2011 17:10:17 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/reuters-money/?p=20769#comment-8897 I forgot to mention. My disability check is now less than it was in 2009. I am not on Medicare. I have fought through my horror with as little tax payer assistance that I could get by on. I gave my children to their father so as to keep off of welfare and give them a better chance and a better life. I moved in with my ailing mother to help her. I sold everything I had to keep my mother from stressing out. I am not perfect. My bad decisions and mistakes caused my trauma. However, because of my journey I am that much better trained and equipped with the tools to help other people avoid my path and even more so to identify the people that I can hope to be able to encourage and offer emotional support to help them find their way back. If anyone feels a connection to my posts, please contact me. As Madonna sang, “I Have A Tale to Tell”. A tale worth being heard.

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By: LSHT http://blogs.reuters.com/reuters-wealth/2011/10/12/medicare-will-cut-social-securitys-raise-in-2012/comment-page-1/#comment-8896 Sat, 17 Dec 2011 17:03:51 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/reuters-money/?p=20769#comment-8896 After over a decade of fighting for my life, last week something amazing happened. I found hope. I started writing again, I began to update my programming skills, my kids faces lit up and my ailing mother smiled for the first time in years. At 11 AM this morning, every nightmare I fought through, every tear I cried, every fear, doubt, horror, silent screams I had almost left behind came back. An hour ago, I knew I would be off disability within the year. I knew I was going to help other people achieve the same success. I was going to be able to help our country. I was going to get my life back. 100$ a month took away almost every minute of the last 12 years. $100 a month is the line between making it or becoming one of the Disposable Americans. I lay in bed for five years. I didn’t speak for 2. I have 3 degrees, I am in the best shape of my life physically, and was fighting back from hell all by myself. I am alone. I am alone. No support at all and yet I had accomplished a miracle. $100 a month. If anyone reading this has an avenue to get my story out to the public, it is already written, I just need encouragement to bring me back. I need help so I can help others. I can’t give up, I can’t. Please, I don’t know how to ask for help, but I know my story needs to be heard. $1200 a year just took my CFI payment away from another student, my abilities and talents from being able to add to our countries assets. $1200 a year…I have so much to offer and my country has not only abandoned me but it condemns me. I no longer want to be a victim damnit. I was so damn close. My hopes and energy go out to all of you whose hope and faith have just been mortally damaged. Hang in there, I am going to beg everyone for help so I can fight this set back. I will not be disposed of quietly.

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By: heartfocus http://blogs.reuters.com/reuters-wealth/2011/10/12/medicare-will-cut-social-securitys-raise-in-2012/comment-page-1/#comment-8895 Sat, 17 Dec 2011 07:38:02 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/reuters-money/?p=20769#comment-8895 This article is incorrect that with very low income dual eligibles, their Medicare premium is paid.

My Medicare Part D raised their premiums in 2012 way above what is paid by Medicaid. They will probably have to attach my social security income, because I can’t squeeze the extra $10+ out of my tight budget to pay the premium.

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By: LMichael http://blogs.reuters.com/reuters-wealth/2011/10/12/medicare-will-cut-social-securitys-raise-in-2012/comment-page-1/#comment-8887 Wed, 14 Dec 2011 20:56:12 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/reuters-money/?p=20769#comment-8887 Every little bit helps, Thanks Obama

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By: PanAm2707 http://blogs.reuters.com/reuters-wealth/2011/10/12/medicare-will-cut-social-securitys-raise-in-2012/comment-page-1/#comment-8839 Tue, 29 Nov 2011 21:41:32 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/reuters-money/?p=20769#comment-8839 People who rely on Medicare benefits will ultimately suffer because I don’t see why primary care physicians will want to stay in the business, at least the ones who primarily see Medicare patients. The way I see it doctors will be left with two choices: 1. See less Medicare patients and more private pay patients (or) 2. Stop seeing Medicare patients altogether. If you can’t cover your overhead… right?

On the same token, I don’t see how we plan on balancing the budget unless cuts are made to healthcare spending as it accounts for 23% of the federal budget. It’s the most expensive in the world (Average expenditure per person is $7,960) and to top it off our healthcare system is ranked 37th out of the top 40 developed nations in the world (Source: Organization of Economic Cooperation) Somethings wrong. Wouldn’t you agree?

Also, has anyone else seen this video on the Medicare Crisis: http://www.signaturemd.com/the50cut

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By: OooSillyMe http://blogs.reuters.com/reuters-wealth/2011/10/12/medicare-will-cut-social-securitys-raise-in-2012/comment-page-1/#comment-8616 Sat, 22 Oct 2011 00:24:45 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/reuters-money/?p=20769#comment-8616 Wow a whole $38 per month…while actual costs have gone up over 25% per year for housing, utilities, food and medical expenses people are satisfied and grateful with a lousy 3.6% that will get eaten up by Medicare increases….how sad is that?

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By: downthedrain http://blogs.reuters.com/reuters-wealth/2011/10/12/medicare-will-cut-social-securitys-raise-in-2012/comment-page-1/#comment-8600 Thu, 20 Oct 2011 00:38:29 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/reuters-money/?p=20769#comment-8600 Besides the increase in medicare payments automatically deducted from my SSDI, I’ve just received notice that my Rx co-pays will double beginning Jan 1 2012. So in effect, I will receive less in 2012 than I have for the last 3 years. After running a business for 35 years, paying 2x Social security due to being self employed, employing 15 – 20 folks for the majority of those 35 years, I feel that the Government is in breach of contract, changing the rules as it seems fit.That never worked for me in business. I’d have been sued.
And people are up in arms over 3.6% increase in Cost of Living.Retired and disabled are being screwed so that the corporate citizens can keep theirs.Next they’ll be able to vote, What a joke, on me.

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By: Anonymous http://blogs.reuters.com/reuters-wealth/2011/10/12/medicare-will-cut-social-securitys-raise-in-2012/comment-page-1/#comment-8597 Wed, 19 Oct 2011 23:37:22 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/reuters-money/?p=20769#comment-8597 all the sites I have found say that the supercommittee is considering changing to the chained cpi, but it has not happened…..

http://www.nasi.org/discuss/2011/10/cola -lite-theres-rumor-supercommittee-may-pu sh-chained-cpi

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By: pcllr072 http://blogs.reuters.com/reuters-wealth/2011/10/12/medicare-will-cut-social-securitys-raise-in-2012/comment-page-1/#comment-8590 Tue, 18 Oct 2011 22:57:58 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/reuters-money/?p=20769#comment-8590 Not only is the goverment out of touch with reality it would seem that they would police medacare with more forcefulness. every day we read about doctor and hospitals gouging and inflating their bills. Some of the procedures that medicar pays out are not even performed.I never see any doctors going to jail. Whats with ssc and medicare any way.what in the hell is happening in America?

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By: diogenes9876 http://blogs.reuters.com/reuters-wealth/2011/10/12/medicare-will-cut-social-securitys-raise-in-2012/comment-page-1/#comment-8584 Tue, 18 Oct 2011 18:14:09 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/reuters-money/?p=20769#comment-8584 kahuna444g – I am very interested in seeing where you got this information as I don’t think there has been any passage of anything as you claim. I think this was discussed as one of many possibilities when the Republican House was trying to drive the American economy off a cliff and darned near succeeded.
Diogenes

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