Deficit talks raise prospect of higher Medicare premiums for some

12/20/2012 | Washington Post, The

About 2 million higher-income retirees could see their Medicare premiums increase under a plan supported by both the Obama administration and congressional Republicans. The number of affected seniors could grow to 25% of Medicare recipients from the current 5%, according to experts. "Politicians have been afraid to charge full fare because of public reaction. But that time is coming to an end," said Robert Bixby of the Concord Coalition, which is pushing to reduce the deficit.

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