Medicare Scare: Friends, here we go again. Henny Penny – the sky is falling!

I received the email below and answered back with the following email:

Doom predictors love this stuff. Be advised that the "Medicare Warning" I received in my inbox is FALSE.

According to Medicare's Administrative Board of Trustees, who should know, if anyone does – not the opinion of another Henny Penny - here are the Trustees' predicted Medicare rates. This report was issued in April, 2012.
 
It is in your interest to check with www.Snopes.com or Facts.com to verify alarmists' call to the barricades as Election Day approaches…  with less time to verify. You are being conned.
 
Gentlemen and ladies, the Facts, please. 
 
09   $ 96.40
10    110.50
11    115./40
12      99.99
13    109.10
14    112.10     (A far cry from $247 as stated below.)
15.   117.00
16    122.00
17    128.20
18.  $135.50
 

Here is another fact-check source: http://fellowshipofminds.wordpress.com/2012/07/05/will-obamacare-cause-your-medicare-insurance-premium-to-double/

This is the email that is circulating:

Subject: Fwd: MEDICARE Warning

My medicare cost will rise much more than my SS increase = big net loss. Besides, we will all pay the Obama-care "tax". More net loss.
You and I have only one chance to stop national bankruptcy. Nov. 6!
Just do it!

XYZ
A friend of all mankind.

>   A message from Blue Cross Blue Shield
> Professor Emeritus John W.  Hill, JD, PhD
> Kelley School of Business , Indiana University
> MEDICARE
> Look clearly at the 2014 rate compared to the 2013 rate.
> For those of  you who are on Medicare, read the following. It's short, but
> important and you probably haven't heard about it in the Mainstream News:
> "The per person Medicare Insurance Premium will increase from the present
> Monthly Fee of $96.40, rising to:
> $104.20 in 2012
> $120.20 in 2013
> And
> $247.00 in 2014 = $2964/yr/per person.
>
> These are Provisions incorporated in the Obamacare Legislation,
> purposely delayed so as not to confuse the 2012 Re-Election Campaigns.
> Send this to all Seniors that you know,
> so they will know who's throwing them under the bus.

 

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