Press Release

Congressman Cuellar Co-Sponsors Medicare Premium Fairness Act of 2015

Legislation will hold 2016 premiums at the same level seniors are paying in 2015

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Washington, October 21, 2015 | Riley Brands ((202) 226-0507) | comments
Today Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) signed on as a co-sponsor of Congresswoman Dina Titus’ (D-NV-1) H.R. 3696, the Medicare Premium Fairness Act of 2015. The legislation will help prevent an increase in Medicare premiums.

Next year nearly 8 million Medicare enrollees are faced with a much as a 52 percent premium hike, the largest in the program’s history. A premium raise of this magnitude would harm seniors and drain state budgets as they had to help pay larger and larger medical bills.

“When I heard about this next looming crisis I took the immediate step of cosponsoring H.R. 3696,” Congressman Cuellar said. “This legislation will hold 2016 premiums at the same level seniors are paying in 2015, avoiding this 52 percent premium hike. Many seniors and those with disabilities rely on Medicare to improve their quality of life and I will continue to stand-up for these important benefits.”

The text of the bill may be viewed here.
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