Partial fix for Medicare Part B, Congress suggests a fee Increase

Less and less time available for Congress to stop a 52% percent premium increase. This will affect about 30 percent of the enrollees next year for Medicare Part B.

A sprawling 2 year budget deal is included as a partial fix. Suspending the debt limit according to a house source until March 17. Some are reporting a tentative budget deal.

Part B participants facing a increase would pay about 14 percent more next year rather than 52 percent of the premium. A $3.00 per month premium surcharge would be paid over five years as a fix.