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2014 Medicare Trustees Report assumes no increase in Part B and modest increase in Part D premiums for 2015

The current Medicare Part B premium is $104.90 per month and the Part D premium is $32.42.

The Trustee’s Report released on July 28 assumes no increase in the Part B premium for 2015 and an increase to $34.28 for the Part D premium. 11 more words

Medicare

No change in the year Social Security Trust to be Depleted

At long last the Social Security Trustees report is out. Here is the press release.

The “good” news is that the Trust will be depleted in 19 years and the Disability Trust depleted in 2 years; the same years as projected in last year’s report. 567 more words

Social Security

When to and not to show off.

There is a time to show off and there is most definitely a time not to show off and as strange as it seems, those times are particularly easy to figure out. 376 more words

Metatate

July is not even over and it has already been the fifth deadliest month in aviation history. There were several terrorist attempts thwarted (one in Toronto just this week) and three fatal crashes.   2,093 more words

WPrightnow

Estimating health insurance coverage with little understanding of subsidies

This is for all the fans of government run everything. The following press release from the Department of Health and Human Services relates a study… 949 more words

Healthcare

Why Lyca's Win on The Voice-Kids Matters

I was rooting for Darren Espanto, the Filipino-Canadian from Calgary, Alberta, Canada, whose key changes gave me the goosebumps. My sister M., who lives in Michigan, USA, and I, who is on vacation in the Philippines, would watch his covers of Whitney Houston’s “One Moment in Time” and Basil Valdez’s “Ngayon” repeatedly on youtube and tear up across 12 time zones. 969 more words

The Philippines

color photography is vulgar

You know whose birthday it is? Today, the 27th day of July–whose birthday? It’s okay if you don’t know, on account of I’m going to tell you. 452 more words

Photography