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Historic Medicare premium hike looms
San Diego Union-Tribune

Medicare’s open enrollment season has arrived this year with a hint of desperation in the air.

While all of the nation’s 55 million enrollees will have until Dec. 7 to make changes to their coverage, nearly a third also face the distinct possibility of an unprecedented 52 percent premium hike next year. Even though the increase is likely to be short-lived and members of Congress are working to avert or lessen its effects, the potential price jump nonetheless complicates the annual open enrollment process for millions of seniors nationwide.