October 31, 2008

California Cut Medicare Part B Premiums for Medi-Medi Patients

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Starting November 1, 2008, California will no longer pay for Medicare Part B Premiums for Medi-Medi Patients due to budget deficits. This only applies to Medi-Medi patients with a Medi-Cal share of cost exceeding $500. Beginning Saturday, as many people as 57,000 seniors and disabled people in California will see the $96.40 Medicare Part B premium deducted monthly from their Social Security checks.
According to a a Department of Health Care Services spokesman, California is only one of two states that pay the Medicare premium for low-income seniors and disabled people, and the state does not receive federal matching dollars for those expenditures.
Follow this link for the full article: http://www.modbee.com/local/story/477916.html

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