Titus Introduces Legislation to Stop Unfair Medicare Premium Increases

Oct 7, 2015
Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 7, 2015

Contact: Mike Naft
Phone: (702) 274-3066
 

Titus Introduces Legislation to Stop Unfair Medicare Premium Increases

Washington, DC - Congresswoman Dina Titus released the following statement regarding her introduction of the Medicare Premium Fairness Act, legislation to protect seniors and people with disabilities from an unfair increase in their 2016 Medicare Part B premiums. The Medicare Premium Fairness Act will extend the 2015 premium and deductible rates through 2016 for all Medicare enrollees.

“My legislation will keep premium and deductible rates at 2015 levels, and will protect our seniors from shouldering the burden of these increases when too many are struggling to make ends meet. Such increases are unacceptable for seniors who count on every dollar of their benefits.” Without Congressional action, an estimated 7.5 million American seniors and people with disabilities will see their premiums increased from $104.90 per month to more than $150 per month, and the deductible increased from $147 per month to $223 per month in 2016.

Congresswoman Titus introduced similar legislation in the 111th Congress to prevent premiums from increasing in 2010. The legislation passed the House on suspension by a vote of 406 – 18. The Medicare Premium Fairness Act is supported by the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE).

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