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Response to brokechris (Reply #17)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 01:58 AM

26. That's really sad

That they tried to do the right thing and are getting burned for it.

With Medicare, the income-based premiums are tied to the previous year's (or maybe two years prior - I couldn't tell) income. So seniors whose incomes decline no longer have to pay the extra premium.

Any sort of means testing should be tied to the previous year's income and not to the amount they earned prior to retirement. The latter would create a lot of situations like the one you described.

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