Nearly $5M in Medicare Part D Penalties

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Medicare Part D, also called the Medicare prescription drug benefit, is a United States federal-government program to subsidize the costs of prescription drugs and prescription drug insurance premiums for Medicare beneficiaries. It was enacted as part of the Medicare Modernization Act of 2003 (which also made changes to the public Part C Medicare health plan program) and went into effect on January 1, 2006. | MORE |  + See the ‘social current see’ below from a trusted source.

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Catching up on things in my inbox this week


April 2, 2013 – MEDICARE ADVANTAGE INSURERS WIN ROUND. Not surprising that a PUSHBACK continues on the ACA’s program of impact of programs like Medicare. Like the outcry of concerns voiced by segments of companies having thousands of employees employed in industries like Fast Food, Restaurants, and large chains like WALMART, HOBBY LOBBY, and others, carriers and companies like United Health, Aetna, and Humana are now having a positive impact against the current ACA Law which was rushed through Congress and the White House in 2010. Please read on for details . . . . http://goo.gl/Cb1tr


April 2, 2013 – Lead item: FIRST PEEK AT HEALTH-LAW COST. Interesting developments indicate that with the initiation of proposed premiums that some states may find that their premiums may rise minimally from their current “non-ACA” levels while other states may see them surge. The following item reveals where the premium levels for Blue Cross/Blue Shield versus Vermont’s MVP plans for both single and family plans are priced out as. Please look at the comparisons . . . . http://goo.gl/ir85Y

April 2, 2013 – SMALL-BUSINESS INSURANCE-SHOPPING FEATURE IS DELAYED. A “Not unusual” delay has been announced by the Obama Administration’s delay of a piece of Health Care legislation designed to help small businesses shop for insurance policies, citing the need fro additional time to prepare. One can assume that Nancy Pelosi was correct when she stated that: “We must approve the ACA legislation before we can truly learn what’s in it”. Guess she was right. Please read on for “THE REST OF THE STORY.” . . . . http://goo.gl/0wNX3

March 28, 2013 – CHAINS CUT THEIR HEALTH-LAW TABS. . . 5% OF WORKERS AT POPEYE’S sign up for Health Plan that costs $2.50 a week. Restaurant owners have been fierce opponents of the Health Care law. with sound reasons that will drive up costs and deter hiring. The very things that are weighing heavily on the US ECONOMY. While this development was noted in the latter part of March 2013, our latest hiring numbers for the month of March show only 81,000 new hirers for March. This article leads us to conclude that all sectors of the economy, especially those usually hiring entry level employees will be hard pressed to increase or broaden their hiring or expansion plans. Nor will employees opt to cover themselves with health insurance since their withholding taxes have risen beginning with the new year. Please raed on . . . . http://goo.gl/9PNvD