About 30 percent of Medicare beneficiaries are not held harmless each year. This group includes people who have not yet begun receiving Social Security benefits, new enrollees in 2018, low income people whose Medicare premiums are paid by state Medicaid agencies, and people who pay Medicare high income premium surcharges.Recent COLAs have been very small zero in 2016 and 0.3 percent this year so increases in Part B premiums were either eliminated or reduced for most of the 70 percent of Medicare enrollees who have Part B premiums automatically deducted from their monthly Social Security payments.Those hold harmless reductions will disappear next year for most people, with some or all of their 2 percent COLA increases eaten up by increases in their Part B premiums. The numbers here can be confusing, so please bear with me.According to CMS, 60 percent of those who will be held harmless in 2018 (equal to 42 percent of all Part B enrollees) will pay the full Part B premium.
PISA. Il centrosinistra resta in attesa del regolamento delle primarie che deve arrivare dai reggenti del Pd entro oggi, a meno di scelte “politiche” da Roma. Intanto, mentre le polemiche dopo l’assemblea di venerdì scorso sono ancora accese (per lo stop alla candidatura a sindaco di Giuliano Pizzanelli saltata per appena due voti), le varie forze cominciano ad organizzarsi per le consultazioni di domenica 29.
Finally, they’d dock on the island of Corfu, where Stockdale spent every Easter and summer as a child at her family’s hilltop house, surrounded by olive groves and night blooming jasmine. Newson also had a family connection to the rugged islands of the Ionian. His grandfather emigrated to Australia from Ithaca, the fabled home of Odysseus.
Violence is part of what it means to be part of the black diaspora in the United States, that is not all it means to be black. I felt myself falling into the trap of being defined by acts of violence. But being black is not that one dimensional. We’ve all heard the old adage, “You must have the cheapest copy, best copy, or only copy” (Bill Reese, et al.). Here an additional sampling of pithy advice from the week in Colorado: “Don’t trust, do verify” (Nina Musinsky), “Independence is everything” (Sally Burdon), “Make lists” (Dan DeSimone), and “Don’t mess with the archive” (Steve Smith). Sadly, Nina, Sally, Dan, and Steve all surrendered their CABS lanyards this year.
He loves to make up stories, and he is constantly surprising her with random trivia someone his age has no right knowing. She always chalked it up to the fact that Noah was precocious mature beyond his years. But Noah s eccentricities are starting to become worrisome.