Navigation Links
Medicare Offers Smallest Rise in Premiums in 6 Years
Date:10/1/2007

in premiums is also tied to the necessity of raising Medicare Part B's contingency trust fund, which stockpiles money to pay for unexpected costs.

Increasing the fund is needed to offset increased doctor's fees, Weems said. While doctors fees charged to Medicare were expected to fall by 10 percent in 2008, Weems said he expects Congress will block that scheduled fee reduction.

Therefore,"it is appropriate to maintain a larger Part B contingency reserve than would otherwise be necessary," Weems explained.

He believes that Medicare recipients are still getting more benefits than they have ever gotten before. "The cost of the new drug benefit has come in far lower than previously projected," he said. "Medicare recipients are paying far lower out-of-pocket costs for drugs and seeing better coordinated care," Weems said

One expert was upbeat about the announcement.

"The relatively small increases underscore what an efficient national treasure Medicare is," said Robert Hayes, the president of the the Medicare Rights Center, a New York City-based advocacy group. "The economies of Medicare cry out for its use as a model to cover people who are uninsured throughout the country," he added.

Seniors may still be in for some fiscal surprises in 2008, however. In a study released Monday, experts at Consumer's Union (the publisher of Consumer Reports) warned that most insurers bump up the prices for drugs covered by the Medicare Part D drug benefit -- after enrollees have already committed to a particular plan.

"It makes no sense to ask a senior to carefully shop around [for a plan] in October and sign up for a plan, when the plan turns around a few months later and dramatically hikes the cost of the medicines," Bill Vaughan, senior health policy analyst at Consumers Union, said in a statement.

Tracking the period from February to September 2007, the group found that 95 percent of pl
'/>"/>

Copyright©2007 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Medicare Drug Deadline not to be extended
2. House heads for Medicare drug vote
3. New Medicare Plan - Mixed Reaction among Pharmacists.
4. Medicare Data would help in Drug Validation
5. Medicare Queries Expected To Increase Over Time
6. Medicare to cover services provided by rural health care personnels.
7. Cancer test expenses taken up by Medicare
8. Nurse Practitioners Are Not Recognized By Medicare
9. Medicare Drug Plan Is Not Working in The US
10. Blue Cross Signs Up 110,000 Minnesotans For Part D Medicare Plans
11. Rising Medicare costs
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/11/2014)... The Corn Farming industry experienced ... the heels of fresh biofuel demand. The Federal Renewable ... larger share of their farmland to cultivating high-value corn ... the mixing of 5.0% renewable content in gasoline across ... States created a key export market for Canadian corn, ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... CA (PRWEB) July 11, 2014 Ticket ... Bryan Tickets at the Sleep Train Amphitheatre in Wheatland, ... venues that can compare to what the Sleep Train Amphitheatre ... musical events and special attractions over the course of its ... 16th, the Sleep Train Amphitheatre in Wheatland (Sacramento metro area) ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... are insoluble colorants, which usually consist of inorganic compounds. ... and coloring. These are water and oil insoluble natural ... as paper, paints, plastics, and concrete. Binders are used ... to the substance. Some examples of pigments are titanium ... coloring action of pigments is due to the scattering ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... York, NY (PRWEB) July 11, 2014 ... dramatic increase in men seeking cosmetic surgery and hair ... year. With such an expansive range of medical tourism ... exceptional plastic surgery costs and achieve the ... to be renowned as the top name in the ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... prescribed exercise as medicine, according to a QUT ... is essential to reducing the risk of death ... QUT,s Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, said ... and mental health, health professionals should be prescribing ... Anderson and QUT,s Dr Charlotte Seib co-authored a ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Corn Farming in Canada Industry Market Research Report Now Available From IBISWorld 2Health News:Corn Farming in Canada Industry Market Research Report Now Available From IBISWorld 3Health News:Luke Bryan Tickets Sleep Train Amphitheatre in Wheatland, CA (Sacramento): Ticket Down has Slashed Ticket Prices on Luke Bryan in Wheatland at Sleep Train 2Health News:Luke Bryan Tickets Sleep Train Amphitheatre in Wheatland, CA (Sacramento): Ticket Down has Slashed Ticket Prices on Luke Bryan in Wheatland at Sleep Train 3Health News:Americas Pigments Market Worth 1,099 Thousand MT by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 2Health News:Americas Pigments Market Worth 1,099 Thousand MT by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 3Health News:VisitandCare.com Reports Increase in Cosmetic and Hair Transplant Procedures for Men 2Health News:VisitandCare.com Reports Increase in Cosmetic and Hair Transplant Procedures for Men 3Health News:Exercise is the best medicine: QUT study 2
... , CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 17 ... an affiliate of US HIFU -- a worldwide leader in ... focused ultrasound (HIFU) technologies -- officially launches Sonablate((R)) HIFU services ... Gandhi Cancer Institute & Research Centre (RGCI & RC) on ...
... Gene, brain activity may determine child,s temperament, study finds , ... easy baby or a fussy one may have nothing to ... certain gene and a particular pattern of brain activity may ... Canadian researchers examined the interaction between the DRD4 gene and ...
... remain volatile issues in the drive for bipartisan support , ... to overhaul the nation,s health-care system started to emerge from ... that this may, at long last, be the year that ... health care more affordable. , "I think we,re in a ...
... , DOYLESTOWN, Pa., July 17 The ... www.quigleyco.com , today announced that Ted Karkus, ... Executive Officer by the Board of Directors of the Company. The ... Chief Operating Officer. , , ...
... July 17 Masimo Corporation (Nasdaq: MASI ), ... pending litigation under which Masimo and Respironics will dismiss all claims and ... As part of the settlement, Respironics and Masimo have agreed upon ... , About Masimo , ...
... TSX: BMR , , TORONTO, July 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ ... "Corporation") announced today that its Board of Directors has ... bid (the "Offer"), pursuant to which the Corporation will ... of its outstanding common shares ("Shares") at a price ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Innovative Prostate Cancer Treatment Known as Sonablate(R) HIFU Now Available at Third Site in India 2Health News:Easy Baby or Fussy -- It May Be Out of Mom's Control 2Health News:Congress Braces for Showdown Over Health-Care Reform 2Health News:Congress Braces for Showdown Over Health-Care Reform 3Health News:Ted Karkus Named CEO of The Quigley Corporation; Robert V. Cuddihy, Jr. Named Chief Operating Officer 2Health News:Ted Karkus Named CEO of The Quigley Corporation; Robert V. Cuddihy, Jr. Named Chief Operating Officer 3Health News:Ted Karkus Named CEO of The Quigley Corporation; Robert V. Cuddihy, Jr. Named Chief Operating Officer 4Health News:Masimo Announces Settlement of Lawsuit 2Health News:Masimo Announces Settlement of Lawsuit 3Health News:Bradmer to repurchase up to 8.3 million of its common shares pursuant to a substantial issuer bid 2Health News:Bradmer to repurchase up to 8.3 million of its common shares pursuant to a substantial issuer bid 3Health News:Bradmer to repurchase up to 8.3 million of its common shares pursuant to a substantial issuer bid 4
(Date:1/15/2014)... Jan. 15, 2014 Sono-Tek Corporation (OTC BB: SOTK) today ... 30, 2013, compared to sales of $2,202,000 for the prior ... this quarter has also shown growth over the preceding quarter,s ... of this fiscal year. Markets that experienced sales increases over ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... , Jan. 15, 2014  Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/6k27gw/dental ... Consumables Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, ... their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ... are used on patients in order to treat dental ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... Texas , Jan. 15, 2014  Novation, the leading ... awarded several new IT value-added reseller (VAR) national contracts ... IT goods and services at lower costs. These include ... services such as initiative assistance and ongoing IT consulting ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Sono-Tek Announces Third Quarter Results 2Sono-Tek Announces Third Quarter Results 3Sono-Tek Announces Third Quarter Results 4Dental Consumables Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends And Forecast, 2013 - 2018 2Dental Consumables Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends And Forecast, 2013 - 2018 3New Novation Information Technology VAR Contracts Offer Significant Savings to Hospitals 2
... , MORRISTOWN, N.J., Dec. 14 Watson Pharmaceuticals, ... program encouraging health professionals to help maintain the bone health ... therapy (ADT). Nearly two million men are receiving ADT, ... and considered the "gold therapy," can cause bone loss and ...
... , ALISO VIEJO, Calif. and REHOVOT, Israel, Dec. 14 ... services resource for pathologists, oncologists and the pharmaceutical industry, and ... collaborate on studies to validate the clinical utility of a ... cancer. The test, which uses a patient,s sputum and was ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Watson Announces New Program to Help Promote Good Bone Health in Advanced Prostate Cancer Patients on Long-Term Androgen Deprivation Therapy 2Watson Announces New Program to Help Promote Good Bone Health in Advanced Prostate Cancer Patients on Long-Term Androgen Deprivation Therapy 3Watson Announces New Program to Help Promote Good Bone Health in Advanced Prostate Cancer Patients on Long-Term Androgen Deprivation Therapy 4Watson Announces New Program to Help Promote Good Bone Health in Advanced Prostate Cancer Patients on Long-Term Androgen Deprivation Therapy 5Clarient, BioView Initiate Alliance to Finalize Development and Commercialize Non-Invasive Molecular Diagnostic Test for Early Detection of Lung Cancer 2Clarient, BioView Initiate Alliance to Finalize Development and Commercialize Non-Invasive Molecular Diagnostic Test for Early Detection of Lung Cancer 3Clarient, BioView Initiate Alliance to Finalize Development and Commercialize Non-Invasive Molecular Diagnostic Test for Early Detection of Lung Cancer 4
... is an effective angina relief ... poor targets. Because it is ... the CO2 Heart Laser 2 ... timely operative decisions to revascularize ...
Ultrasensitive TSH EIA Thyroid Function 025-BC-1003...
TG (Ab) RIA Thyroid Function 014-HD 27.1 Thyroglobulin...
... The anti-TG test kit is a solid ... format. It is designed for the quantitative ... (TG) in serum or plasma. The microplate ... Calibrators, controls and patient samples are pipetted ...
Medicine Products: