Retired in 2012. Forced retirement with a 20,000 bonus for taking it. Put my AGI for 2012 higher on income limits. Filed a request for exception. Got it. On THAT form it asked for your proposed income would be for the next year. I put 30,000. Well I sold my rental, needing money for bills etc. That sale in 2013 put my AGI TO 218,000. When Medicare saw that in December of 2014 they had started taking out additional premium amts but also said I owed an additional 1200.00 which they promptly took out of my Janusry check leaving me with just 509.00 to live n for the month. In addition they are now taking out the maximum premium amouts for both B and the RX PLAN. so, in addition to my supplemental plan I'm laying out 335.00 a month. I've applied twice and have been denied. I had my 2014 taxes done and my AGI was 24,000. They've told me NOT to bother trying again. I'm trying to get up enough steam to give it another try as this will mean they've taken out over 4000.00 for medicare this year on a probably AGI again of only 24,000. I feel like I've hit a wall, I'm discouraged, scared, I'm 76 years old and to be going thru this at this time if my life just upsets me beyond belief. Any ideas out there?