New Medicare Part B Premiums Rising 17%
In 2015, most people paid $104.90 monthly for doctor visits and other medical expenses.
Now, new enrollees will pay $122.80 a month.
Those affected include:
- Enrollees not collecting Social Security benefits
- Those enrolling in Part B for the first time in 2016
- Those who are dual eligible
- Those who pay an additional income-related premium
The Medicare Part A deductible for hospital coverage will also rise from $1,260 to $1,288 a year.
Daylina Miller is a reporter for WUSF in Tampa. WUSF is a part of Health News Florida, which receives support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.