I was forced to join and pay Medicare when I worked. Now I am retired I am charged a 'premium' in excess of others based on my income. Calling this charge a premium is laughable. It is a tax..
As a result of Medicare there is no real competition seniors can turn to for other insurance yet some regardless of how they have cared for their health are now being subsidized by a tax imposed on me. I just wish my government could at least be honest and call a tax a tax not a 'premium'.