Monday, September 22, 2008

Medicare Monthly Premium Costs Remain the Same for Elderly and Disabled in 2009

AHN reports that Medicare premiums for the disabled and elderly will remain constant at $96.40 next year, according to the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

The premium and deductible paid by consumers cover home health facilities, durable medical equipment, and cost of physicians. The Medicare Part B Program will also retain its costs at $135 this year. So far the only costs expected to rise is monthly premium payment for Part A coverage which will rise form $423 to $443 in 2009.

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