How Congress Reached a Deal to Stop a Medicare Premium Spike, and How Seniors Will Pay the Cost Eventually

The budget deal reached Monday keeps Part B premiums from jumping more than 52 percent, but in the form of a loan that must be repaid.

From left: House Speaker John Boehner, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.
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