2013 Medicare Costs

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With the new year, 2013 also brought increases in Medicare costs.  These changes affect all that are on Medicare.  Medicare Hospital Coverage also known as Part A, covers in patient hospital stays, care in a skilled nursing facility, hospice care and some home health care. Part A had the following increases: Monthly Premium: Medicare Part A is free unless you are among the 1% that have to pay a monthly premium. To receive Part A benefits at no cost you need to have paid Medicare payroll taxes for 40 quarters of employment or be married to someone who did. If you are part of the 1%, you will be happy to know that the monthly premium has decreased from $451 to $441. Medicare Part A Deductible*:Increased $28 from $1156 to $1184.…
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