By: Dayle Lipman
Hello fellow senior citizens and future seniors (our children and grandkids).
The Medicare premium is increasing by 14.86%, from $148.00 to $170.00. This is an additional $22.00 per month while our Social Security is only going up 5.9%.
The government claims that about half of the increase is due to "contingency planning"
What if Medicare (at some point) has to cover the new $56,000.00/year medication (Aduhelm)
for Alzheimer’s disease. When has the government ever planned AHEAD?
While a medication for Alzheimer’s is great news, (if it's viable) it’s like taking your car in for repairs.
You take your car in for an oil change. While at the mechanic's, he says, you know one day your engine may need to be replaced.
So, the mechanic is going to charge you for the oil change AND a new engine NOW. Just in case. While a car is no comparison to a life changing disease, the analogy is still the same.
We seniors need not tolerate being last in line and we need to speak up NOW. Enough is enough.
I have contacted Senators Cortez-Masto, Rosen and Congresswoman Susan Lee. My message to them was to cancel the outrageous Medicare premium increase and align it with the meager Social Security increase.
If we just accept this increase, the government will continue to increase the Medicare premium year after year and our Social Security will not keep up.
I am asking everyone who reads this to contact all three women and demand that these
adjustments be made and start working for seniors. Also ask your family and friends, no
matter their age, to do the same.
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