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AARP Opposes Medicare Premium Increases Based on Income

WASHINGTON--(ENEWSPF)--January 21, 2011. AARP spokesperson Jim Dau released this statement following recent news reports on income-related Medicare premium increases under the health care law and possible future increases:

“AARP did not support making people in Medicare pay higher premiums based on their income.  Seniors in Medicare have already paid into the system through payroll taxes—and those with higher incomes paid more over their lifetimes.  In many cases, seniors with higher incomes are still working and paying Medicare taxes—often because they don’t have the savings they need to retire.  . . .

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