Medicare Premiums Holding Steady | Heart and Vascular Health | Scoop.it

A morsel of good news about Medicare drug coverage for the coming year: 2013 premiums will remain basically level for the fourth year in a row.

As it has since 2010, the average monthly premium is projected to hover around $30, the federal Department of Health and Human Services has announced. Last year, the actual amount came in a few cents lower, at $29.67. And the dread doughnut hole, which this year suspends coverage once spending hits $2,930, will kick in a few dollars later, at $2,970.