Clinton wants Congress to fix spike in Medicare bills

AP News
Posted: Oct 16, 2015 11:46 AM

KEENE, N.H. (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton is urging Congress to fix an "outrageous and senseless" expected increase in Medicare deductibles and premiums.

Clinton says she is "deeply concerned" by news that there will be no cost-of-living increase in Social Security benefits next year. As a result, some Medicare bills are set to increase for many, unless Congress acts to prevent it.

Clinton is urging Republicans in Congress to protect seniors and prevent them from facing additional costs.

About 30 percent of Medicare beneficiaries could be on the hook for premium increases that could be about $54 a month.

Clinton was campaigning Friday in New Hampshire.