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Medicare Weighs Cut In Premiums After Limiting Alzheimer’s Drug

Medicare said Thursday it’s considering a cut in enrollee premiums, after officials stuck with an earlier decision to sharply limit coverage for a pricey new Alzheimer’s drug projected to drive up program costs.

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Big premium increases for Medicare drug plan?

Beneficiaries have until Dec. 7 to see if there’s a lower-cost plan that will cover their medications in 2016. Consumer advocates and experts say it will pay to shop around this sign-up season.

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Medicare’s basic monthly premium unchanged

WASHINGTON — The Medicare “Part B” premium that most older people pay for outpatient care will stay the same in 2015 — $104.90 a month. The government says it’s the third consecutive year that the basic monthly premium has held steady. Higher premiums paid by upper-income beneficiaries also are unchanged. These are for people with […]

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Republican plan would hike Medicare premiums

Raising taxes on millionaires may be a non-starter for Republicans, but they seem to have no problem hiking Medicare premiums for retirees making a lot less. The House is expected to vote Tuesday on a year-end economic package that includes a provision raising premiums for “high-income” Medicare beneficiaries, now defined as those making $85,000 and […]

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Medicare prescription premiums won’t rise in 2012

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar WASHINGTON — The Obama administration had good news for seniors Thursday: The average monthly premium for Medicare’s popular prescription program won’t go up next year. Many seniors may even see a dip in their costs, particularly if they shop around during open enrollment season this fall. Officials credited growing use of generics […]

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