If you suspect you're a scam target, AARP's fraud helpline is here for you. Learn more.

Reply
Valued Social Butterfly
6
Kudos
1412
Views
40
Replies

Changes Coming To Medicare?

1,412 Views
Message 41 of 41

Below are excerpts from US House speaker Paul Ryan’s ”A Better Way” planned agenda for Medicare.  The excerpts have 2016 dollar amounts used as examples and have not been updated. Still the intent of his plans for Medicare are very clear.

 

“Our policy would begin in fiscal year 2020. It would combine Medicare Parts A and B and would have a unified deductible. For example, rather than require the $1,288 deductible for a hospital stay and a separate $166 deductible for a physician visit, the beneficiary would be charged a combined deductible.”

 

“Beginning in 2024, Medicare beneficiaries would be given a choice of private plans competing alongside the traditional FFS Medicare program on a newly created Medicare Exchange. Our plan would ensure no disruptions in the Medicare FFS program for those in or near retirement, while also allowing these grandfathered individuals the choice to enroll in the new premium support program. Medicare would provide a premium support payment either to pay for or offset the premium of the plan chosen by the beneficiary, depending on the plan’s cost.”

 

There is more at:

https://abetterway.speaker.gov/_assets/pdf/ABetterWay-HealthCare-PolicyPaper.pdf

 

Report Inappropriate Content
6
Kudos
1412
Views
40
Replies