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Claim that Medicare premiums are headed for $247 is a myth

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To the editor,

In the Saturday, March 24 Laconia Daily Sun, Louise Guyotte made erroneous claims under the title "Medicare Premiums are scheduled to rise to $247/month in 2014". This claim is a chain urban myth that has been around for at least three years and has been debunked many times. For more information on this false claim, see http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2011/oct/27/chain-email/medicare-premiums-going-due-obamacare-chain-e-mail/

Politifact has ...

To the editor,

In the Saturday, March 24 Laconia Daily Sun, Louise Guyotte made erroneous claims under the title "Medicare Premiums are scheduled to rise to $247/month in 2014". This claim is a chain urban myth that has been around for at least three years and has been debunked many times. For more information on this false claim, see http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2011/oct/27/chain-email/medicare-premiums-going-due-obamacare-chain-e-mail/

Politifact has posted some factual information on the topic but the better source is the www.Medicare.gov web site itself. Seniors have enough to be concerned about without adding politically-driven nonsense like this.

Russ Armstrong, Chair

New Hampshire State Committee on Aging

Gilford