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Mon Jul 9, 2012, 06:47 PM

Message going around Facebook

I just received this on Facebook and if this is not true, we need to refute it ASAP. Here is the message:

OK SENIORS HERE SOME REASONS TO BE CONCERNED ABOUT HOW YOU VOTE IN NOVEMBER.

Subject: Fw: A message from Blue Cross Blue Shield - Very interesting
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, July 09, 2012 7:41 AM
Subject: Fw: A message from Blue Cross Blue Shield - Very interesting

Message from Blue Cross Blue Shield/Be informed/Pass it on is a
must!!
A message from Blue Cross Blue Shield
Professor Emeritus John W. Hill, JD, PhD Kelley School of Business, Indiana University
hillj@indiana.edu MEDICARE Look clearly at the 2014 rate compared to the
2013 rate. For those of you who are on Medicare, read the
following. It's short, but important and you probably haven't heard about it
in the Mainstream News: "The per person Medicare Insurance Premium will
increase from the present Monthly Fee of $96.40, rising to:
$104.20 in 2012
$120.20 in 2013
And
$247.00 in 2014."
These are Provisions incorporated in the
Obamacare Legislation, purposely delayed so as not to confuse the 2012 Re-Election
Campaigns.
Send this to all Seniors that you know, so they
will know who's throwing them under the bus.

Peggy Riehle
Internal Representative
Network Contracting
205-220-6778

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Reply Message going around Facebook (Original post)
sunwyn Jul 2012 OP
GoneOffShore Jul 2012 #1
Blanks Jul 2012 #3
Electric Monk Jul 2012 #4
SteveABG Jul 2012 #5
Blanks Jul 2012 #10
SteveABG Jul 2012 #11
1StrongBlackMan Jul 2012 #19
tridim Jul 2012 #2
11 Bravo Jul 2012 #7
ingac70 Jul 2012 #6
DURHAM D Jul 2012 #12
RebelOne Jul 2012 #14
DURHAM D Jul 2012 #15
SoutherDem Jul 2012 #8
1StrongBlackMan Jul 2012 #20
sunwyn Jul 2012 #9
DURHAM D Jul 2012 #13
Dalai_1 Jul 2012 #16
WillyT Jul 2012 #17
Brigid Jul 2012 #18
DURHAM D Jul 2012 #21
Brigid Jul 2012 #22

Response to sunwyn (Original post)

Mon Jul 9, 2012, 06:49 PM

1. Already on Snopes as FALSE.

So, refer your FB "Friends" there.

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Response to GoneOffShore (Reply #1)

Mon Jul 9, 2012, 06:51 PM

3. Since I'm really lazy. Do you mind posting the link?

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Response to SteveABG (Reply #5)

Mon Jul 9, 2012, 06:57 PM

10. Thanks.

I'm sure I'll be needing it.

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Response to Blanks (Reply #10)

Mon Jul 9, 2012, 06:59 PM

11. Good rule to follow...

If something is "going around on Facebook" there's a 100% chance that it's false, and already debunked on Snopes.

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Response to SteveABG (Reply #11)

Mon Jul 9, 2012, 07:41 PM

19. Second Rule to follow ...

If a piece mentions the term "Mainstream Media/News" in its body, there's a (near) 100% chance that it's false, and already debunked on Snopes.

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Response to sunwyn (Original post)

Mon Jul 9, 2012, 06:51 PM

2. And now it's "going around" DU.

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Response to tridim (Reply #2)

Mon Jul 9, 2012, 06:55 PM

7. You noticed that as well?

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Response to ingac70 (Reply #6)

Mon Jul 9, 2012, 07:13 PM

12. Even that correction is not really accurate.

In 2012 the standard cost/deduction is $99.90.

In 2011 it was $115.40.

Thank you Democrats for the reduction.

http://www.hhs.gov/news/press/2011pres/10/20111027a.html

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #12)

Mon Jul 9, 2012, 07:19 PM

14. I was paying $110 in 2011. In 2012 it is $99. n/t

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Response to RebelOne (Reply #14)

Mon Jul 9, 2012, 07:24 PM

15. My older brother was paying $96 in 2011 so

he is paying more now. It has to do with what year you turn 65 and if there is a cost of living increase in SS.

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Response to sunwyn (Original post)

Mon Jul 9, 2012, 06:56 PM

8. I notice the phone number was in my area so I googled it

It pulls up websites debunking this. Sadly how many will believe shit like this without taking time to check. Don't mean to stereotype seniors, but I bet this will be the main subject at tonights Dominos game.

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Response to SoutherDem (Reply #8)

Mon Jul 9, 2012, 07:47 PM

20. Now ...

I wonder if the good Professor Emeritus John W. Hill, JD, PhD of Kelley School of Business, Indiana University
hillj@indiana.edu will do the academically responsible thing and post a retraction (if he posted it or made it to be posted) or a correction (if he didn't) since it went out under his name.

And, if he did post it and won't post a retraction, I wonder if his associated University has a policy on academic/publishing integrity that it would be willing to enforce, since an academic institution is only as credible as its academics?

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Response to sunwyn (Original post)

Mon Jul 9, 2012, 06:56 PM

9. Good!

Thank you... Off to piss a few people off...

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Response to sunwyn (Original post)

Mon Jul 9, 2012, 07:24 PM

16. Thank you for posting this ! K&R n/t

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Response to sunwyn (Original post)

Mon Jul 9, 2012, 07:33 PM

18. Sadly, many seniors will likely think this is reliable information.

They probably never heard of Snopes, and back in their day Blue Cross/Blue Shield was considered extremely reputable. So now we gotta get the word out about this.

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Response to Brigid (Reply #18)

Mon Jul 9, 2012, 09:05 PM

21. If they are 65 or older they will immediately recognize

that the numbers are incorrect.

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #21)

Mon Jul 9, 2012, 09:19 PM

22. I hope so.

I really do.

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