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Medicare premiums to remain stable in 2014
USA Today

Medicare Part D premiums will average about $31 in 2014 — up from $30 for the past three years.

The Part D deductible will fall from $325 to $310 in 2014.

“There is continued very strong competition within the Part D plan,” said Jonathan Blum, deputy administrator and director for the Center of Medicare. When the coverage gap program began, “there was lots of concern that filling in the doughnut hole would cause Part D costs to go up.”

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