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I'm rich!

Postby DanR » Mon Dec 10, 2012 4:45 pm

Just got a notice that my s/s went up $19.00 a month. I guess I'm worth it. :{_}:
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Re: I'm rich!

Postby Bob McCarty » Mon Dec 10, 2012 4:54 pm

Let's just hope that after the children in Congress and the White House get finished, that you end up with a gain and not a loss.

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Re: I'm rich!

Postby Don McCombs » Mon Dec 10, 2012 5:53 pm

I got a similar letter. But, mine went down.
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Re: I'm rich!

Postby Former Member » Mon Dec 10, 2012 5:57 pm

Gee, I only got $17. Sure is not keeping up with COLA here in TN. Can't imagine what you folks in those high dollar states get by.
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Re: I'm rich!

Postby Eugene » Mon Dec 10, 2012 7:11 pm

Congratulations of the big pay off. Folks I won $4- in the 3/4 billion dollar mega power ball contest about a month ago. And I only spent $6- to win the $4.

Cub perspective. My .017% SSAN increase comes to 3.6 gallons of extra gasoline per month at the current price of $3.109 a gallon or about 4.8 hours of mowing.

Didn't keep up with inflation in Missouri either. Fuel, groceries, and some other items are not considered in the inflation index when the Federal Gov. calculates inflation.
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Re: I'm rich!

Postby grumpy » Mon Dec 10, 2012 8:48 pm

I got a raise in mine also. Bottom line....I'm down 1$. ;-(
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Re: I'm rich!

Postby danovercash » Tue Dec 11, 2012 12:24 am

Still waiting on my letter.
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Re: I'm rich!

Postby Bus Driver » Tue Dec 11, 2012 4:47 pm

The amount deducted for Medicare will increase. No letters received here- yet.
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Re: I'm rich!

Postby JackF » Tue Dec 11, 2012 5:50 pm

Bob McCarty wrote; Let's just hope that after the children in Congress and the White House get finished, that you end up with a gain and not a loss.

The way is looks now it may be a break even or possibility a loss. I’m hoping the lower/middle income people like me will get a break, but it looks like rich are going to get richer and the rest of us are going to pay for it.….Will see….
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Re: I'm rich!

Postby Don McCombs » Tue Dec 11, 2012 5:52 pm

Bus Driver wrote:The amount deducted for Medicare will increase.

That's what happened to me. The premium increase more than offset the COLA. Going backwards.
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Re: I'm rich!

Postby Brent » Wed Dec 12, 2012 10:07 am

My medicare went from $98 to $104. So did my wife's.
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Re: I'm rich!

Postby Roy47 » Wed Dec 12, 2012 11:54 am

You're right Brent, my medicare went up to $104.90 per month. Oh well, still a lot less than I was paying before Medicare.
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Re: I'm rich!

Postby JackF » Wed Dec 12, 2012 6:26 pm

Roy47 wrote:.....Oh well, still a lot less than I was paying before Medicare.

Amen to that Roy. You can’t believe what my health care cost is for coverage…. A whole bunch more than $105 per month and plus deductibles’/ co-pays and what the insurance company decides what to pay or not to pay. A few more months and I’m on Government care …I’m sorry Medicare thank God! :{_}:
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Re: I'm rich!

Postby Don McCombs » Wed Dec 12, 2012 7:44 pm

Don't forget that you have already paid a premium for Medicare for most, if not all, of your working career. It may not be as cheap as you think.
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Re: I'm rich!

Postby bob in CT » Wed Dec 12, 2012 7:58 pm

My heath insurance at work went up 30% because I hit 60. Every 5 years they apply the ratchet and it sure was a jolt.
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