2022 Medicare Premiums Post Big Increases

Medicare announced on November 12 that it would apply big rate hikes on Medicare premiums next year. The monthly Part B premium will rise by $21.60, or nearly 15 percent, to $170.10 from $148.50 this year. This increase is more than double the projected $10 boost included in the annual report from…

When Social Security Sues A 6-Year-Old Orphan Over Its Own Mistake

Dylan Youngblood is a 6-year-old living in Woodstock, Georgia. His mom, Melissa Blair, died on April 22, 2017, thanks to an uninsured drunk driver. His dad has been on disability for a number of years and is unable to care for him. When a child’s parent is receiving Social Security disability benefits,…

Watchdog reports reveal problems at the strained, underfunded Social Security Administration

Reports of Social Security’s financial problems appear like clockwork, yet the agency’s enormous operational issues receive little attention. Long before 2034 – the currently projected year in which the program will run short of funds – the agency may cease to effectively serve the older and…

Your Social Security and Medicare Questions Answered

The complexities and oddities of Medicare and Social Security represent a seemingly endless source of reader questions, puzzlement, and anger. To ruin a perfectly good holiday sentiment, verily, my mailbox runneth over! As 2018 gets under way, there is little chance that readers will run out of questions.…