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In Response to RE: Privatized Medicare to raise premiums says Kaiser study by toddtee
"So your "solution" is to penalize seniors for where they live by jacking up their medical costs?"
We're already penalizing (if that is what you want to call it) higher income folks by placing a surcharge on their Part B & D premiums.
MA plans charge a higher premium in some of those higher medical cost places.
Medicare reimbursement rate is based on area and they pay those doctors in higher medical cost areas more than in other areas.
Our health care system is based on local areas - Isn't it them reasonable to charge a higher Medicare premium in those areas that are costing more?