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Medicare Premiums Skyrocket

Despite the air of reform and promises of more affordable health insurance, subscribers of Humana’s Medicare Advantage Plans are facing premiums five times higher than last year’s premiums. For elderly citizens on fixed incomes, this means less money for basic necesseties like food and utlities. The uneccessary costs associated with Advantage plans have come under criticism by President Obama, and he has vowed to make an impact on this area at the very least. He is working to make Medicare available only directly from the government, eliminating the middle man who profits by providing access to these plans. What kinds of changes will we see in Medicare during the coming months and years?

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This entry was posted on Wednesday, February 4th, 2009 at 11:38 am and is filed under Florida Medicare. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

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