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Seniors and taxpayers facing higher costs in Medicare's popular prescription drug plan

 


WASHINGTON — With time running out on open enrollment season, many seniors are facing sharply higher premiums for Medicare's popular prescription drug program. The reason: rising drug costs have overtaken a long stretch of stable premiums.

Beneficiaries have until Dec. 7 to see if there's a lower-cost plan that will cover their medications in 2016. Consumer advocates and experts say it will pay to shop around this sign-up season.

http://www.startribune.com/experts-foresee-big-premium-increases-for-medicare-drug-plan/352941891/

 

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