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2-year budget deal includes Medicare premium fix

from NARFE

National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association President Richard G. Thissen today released a statement saying he is pleased the administration and congressional leaders heeded NARFE's calls and agreed to prevent a large and disproportionate increase in Medicare Part B premiums for federal retirees and others who do not receive Social Security benefits.

"NARFE has been sounding the alarm on this issue since July, and as a result of the Association’s hard work, these retirees will not be facing a disproportionate increase in their premiums next year," said Thissen. "Millions of federal retirees have been justifiably concerned that they would face a steep increase in Medicare premiums next year for no other reason than that they do not pay their premiums from a Social Security check. We have received countless phone calls asking if leaders in Washington will do anything to prevent it, and with this agreement, they have." Read NARFE's press release for full details.

The budget deal that includes the Medicare premium fix is expected to be voted on by the House on Wednesday, and then will be sent to the Senate. more


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