Fact vs. fiction and affordable care law
1. A mass email circulating since 2010 claims under the ACA, Medicare Part B premiums will reach $247 per month by 2014.
2. I’m 66 and enrolled in Medicare. Do I have to get a new insurance plan in the marketplace because of Obamacare? Will it cut my Medicare benefits?
Fact: No. If you have Medicare coverage, you met ACA requirements to have health coverage. And no, Medicare benefits will not be cut. The ACA guarantees all existing Medicare benefits, makes many preventive services free of charge and reduces the cost of prescription drugs by gradually closing the Part D “doughnut hole.”
Source: AARP Bulletin, December 2013.