Medicare Premium Holds Steady In 2015
The premium that most older people pay for outpatient, or "Part B," care will stay the same in 2015 -- $104.90 a month, while cost-sharing for hospital and skilled nursing stays will increase slightly, the government announced.
The Associated Press: Medicare’s Basic Monthly Premium Unchanged In 2015
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 (10/9).
The Wall Street Journal: Medicare Premiums To Remain Flat
Most Medicare beneficiaries will pay monthly premiums of $104.90 for 2015, the same as this year and last year, while cost-sharing for hospital and skilled nursing stays will increase slightly, the Obama administration said Thursday. The premiums cover doctor’s visits, outpatient care and medical supplies under what is known as Part B of the federal insurance program for people over age 65. Higher-income seniors pay more. An individual whose tax return shows income between $85,000 and $107,000, for example, will pay $146.90 a month (Radnofsky, 10/9).