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2015 Part B Premium, Deductible Unchanged, CMS Says
Bloomberg BNA

The HHS says 2015 Medicare Part B premiums and deductibles will remain the same as they have for the last two years, due in part to lower program growth since passage of the Affordable Care Act.

The HHS said the monthly Part B premium and annual deductible for 2015 will be $104.90 and $147 respectively, while the Part A hospital deductible will rise only $44, to $1,260.

The HHS said premiums and deductibles are holding steady because over the past four years, per capita Medicare spending growth has averaged 0.8 percent annually, much lower than the 3.1 percent annual increase in per capita GDP over the same period.

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