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03-19-2016, 07:26 AM   #42
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To put the prior post in perspective.

 % of average MAGI Single MAGI Married MAGI Annual cost Single Married From To From To Part B Part D Part B Part D Part B Part D - 85,000 - 170,000 1,461.60 497.52 3.4% 1.2% 1.7% 0.6% 85,000 107,000 170,000 214,000 2,046.00 649.92 2.1% 0.7% 1.1% 0.3% 107,000 160,000 214,000 320,000 2,923.20 891.12 2.2% 0.7% 1.1% 0.3% 160,000 214,000 320,000 428,000 3,800.40 1,131.12 2.0% 0.6% 1.0% 0.3% 214,000 428,000 4,677.60 1,372.32 2.2% 0.6% 1.1% 0.3%

The table looks at the annual cost of Part B and Part D as a percent of MAGI based on the average MAGI for the bracket (other than the highest income bracket which is the % assuming they are at the bottom of the bracket since the top of the bracket is infinity). Also assumes the base cost of Part D is \$41.46/month which is the high end of the range for 2016.
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03-19-2016, 09:11 AM   #43
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This is the 2018 change I am talking about - note the changed (lowered) MAGI ranges compared to 2016 above.

 % of average MAGI Single MAGI Married MAGI Annual cost Single Married From To From To Part B Part D Part B Part D Part B Part D - 85,000 - 170,000 1,461.60 497.52 3.4% 1.2% 1.7% 0.6% 85,000 107,000 170,000 214,000 2,046.00 649.92 2.1% 0.7% 1.1% 0.3% 107,000 133,500 214,000 267,000 2,923.20 891.12 2.2% 0.7% 1.1% 0.3% 133,500 160,000 267,000 320,000 3,800.40 1,131.12 2.0% 0.6% 1.0% 0.3% 160,000 320,000 4,677.60 1,372.32 2.2% 0.6% 1.1% 0.3%

The rest of the numbers are still 2016 as we don't know what the 2018 premiums will be.

Thanks for the table in an editable format!
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 Originally Posted by audreyh1 This is the 2018 change I am talking about - note the changed (lowered) MAGI ranges compared to 2016 above. ....
The percentages in the four right columns would change too.... the percentages would increase as the denominator decreases but the result would still be relatively modest.
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