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Saturday, February 15, 2014

Medicare cuts ARE Social Security cuts

Why not limit the amount of the price of the medicines and hold Big Pharmacy accountable if they dont follow  safety standards on medications and medical supplies....We also want our medical supplies made in America not in "korea"

Do Not cut Medicare or Social Security for We have paid for this and it was told to me that it was called Social Security Insurance not what ever changes have been made to change what it's called

Medicare is taken out of everyone pay and then they still have to
pay a premium just like any other Insurance as well as Co-pays
so where the biggest drain is Big Pharmacy

Some Doctors do also over charge or their Administrative staff does sometimes they go back and recharge after you have disposed of old receipts thinking you couldnt possibly need them any longer and over
charge for items if you dont ask they take take take try to get back an over payment

Date: Sat, 15 Feb 2014 10:38:29 -0500
From: michael.phelan@socialsecurityworks.org
Subject: Medicare cuts ARE Social Security cuts

  Social Security Works  

Dear Melissa,

Have you heard of something called "the Doc-Fix?" Most people haven't, but this year it's important because it could mean cuts to our earned Medicare benefits.

Every year, Congress approves updated payment rates to doctors for all Medicare services. The rates are calculated through a formula known as the Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate, or SGR. The thing about the SGR is that from one year to the next, Doctors don't know what they'll be paid.

Some members of Congress have proposed replacing the current SGR formula with a new formula that shifts costs onto people with Medicare. And they're hoping that because this is a complicated issue, we won't notice!

Please join Social Security Works and our partners at the Medicare Rights Center in calling on Congress to fix the SGR without shifting costs onto people with Medicare.

Out of pocket health care costs already consume more than a third of the average Social Security check. If that amount increases, that's just as bad as the cuts to our Social Security system that we've been fighting.

The fact that health care costs have increased faster than Social Security's cost of living adjustments just proves that Social Security needs to be expanded—not cut. And cuts to people with Medicare are effectively cuts to Social Security.

Tell Congress that a cut to Medicare is a cut to Social Security—and we won't stand for either!

Shifting costs onto seniors and people with disabilities is nothing new for some members of Congress. Even the president has proposed cuts to Social Security through the use of a Chained CPI. This is why, at every turn, we must remind Congress that we are watching. We know the difference between a "cut" and "reform."

There are fairer ways to fix the SGR than by shifting costs onto seniors and people with disabilities!

Please, join Social Security Works today in urging Congress to fix the broken SGR formula, but not at the expense of people with Medicare.

Thank you for your continued support and for all that you do. Together we can win the fight to protect and expand our earned benefits!

Michael Phelan
Social Security Works


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