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Budget 2013: Tax Targets Medigap

Will charging them $100 to see a doctor reduce waste or keep them from getting necessary care? (AP Photo/Phil Coale)
Will charging them $100 to see a doctor reduce waste or keep them from getting necessary care? (AP Photo/Phil Coale)

The Obama administration wants to raise $2.5 billion over 10 years by imposing a surcharge on Medicare enrollees who buy “near first-dollar” Medicare supplement insurance.

The surcharge would affect enrollees who use Medicare supplement insurance, or Medigap coverage, to fill in the coverage gaps left by the Medicare Part A hospitalization insurance program and the Medicare Part B physician services and outpatient services insurance program.

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