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Medicare Drug Plans Rise $1 a Month
New York Times

The average Medicare drug benefit plan will cost $30 a month next year, a $1-a-month increase from this year’s average premium, federal officials said Wednesday afternoon.

The officials portrayed the estimated new cost as a very small price increase, while saying many older Americans will pay less out-of-pocket for brand-name pharmaceutical drugs under the health care law enacted in Washington in March.