According to the 2015 Medicare Trustees Report, Part B premiums are expected to increase for 30% of beneficiaries by 52% – from $104.90 to $159.30 per month. The trustees also predict that this increase will be accompanied by an increase in the Part B deductible—up to $223 from $147. These are projections; the final numbers have not yet been announced by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
Congressional action is likely required to lower Part B premiums and deductibles. Please contact members of Congress to express your concern over these unprecedented increases, and request that they take immediate action to protect Medicare beneficiaries.