According to Weber, the average cost to each senior would be over $2,000 per year per individual. With over 10 million seniors affected, the proposed changes would shift a twenty billion dollar burden onto the backs of mostly low income seniors. “AMAC will fight to stop these changes”, Weber said.
Basic Medicare contains a $1,068 deductible for Part A, Hospital coverage and a 20% copayment requirement for Part B. Doctor/ Medical Coverage. Medicare Advantage plans provided by private companies eliminate these charges and usually add additional benefits such as vision, hearing and dental care along with prescription drug coverage for affordable premiums.