Retirement Security

October 12, 2015

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Next year, unless Congress takes action soon, millions of Medicare beneficiaries will see their premiums and deductibles increase by over 50 percent! Premiums for 30 percent of Part B recipients are projected to increase from $105 per month to $159 and deductibles for all Medicare recipients could increase from $147 to $223.

The Alliance for Retired Americans – along with 69 other organizations representing people that rely on Medicare – recently sent a letter to all members of Congress urging them to act immediately to protect older adults and people with disabilities.We need your help today!

Please, sign our petition demanding that Congress act to prevent skyrocketing Medicare premiums and deductibles.

Half of all Americans with Medicare have annual incomes of $24,150 or less. They cannot afford additional health care costs. Neither can the 2.8 million new Medicare enrollees in 2016 who would be hit with this outrageous increase.

At a time when out-of-pocket health care costs are already the number one expense for seniors and people with disabilities, Congress must prevent skyrocketing Medicare premiums and deductibles.

Please, stand with the Alliance for Retired Americans, the Medicare Rights Center and Social Security Works in calling on Congress to prevent increases in the 2016 Medicare premium and deductible.

Thank you for helping us protect this important earned health care benefit.


Richard Fiesta

Executive Director
Alliance for Retired Americans

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