Will Medicare Part B premiums be frozen?

In the proposed Health, Economic Assistance, Liability Protection and Schools (HEALS) Act relief bill, there is a provision that would keep 2020 premiums for Part B in place for next year instead of adjusting them upward. However, according to a Senate Finance Committee summary, beneficiaries would pay an average three dollars extra monthly until the shortfall caused by the premium freeze is recouped. The idea is to protect Medicare’s 62.5 million beneficiaries from a spike in Part B premium. Read article here…

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