Seniors do seem to be taking a hit
In 2010, I was paying $110.50 to Medicare monthly (for which I'm eligible through my late husband's Social Security) and in 2011, the fee was $115.40. I thought everyone had this assessment but found out in late 2011 that only some recent enrollees were paying this. I have been in the program since 1996. The Medicare contact to whom I spoke, stated that since I don't get Social Security, I had to pay more and I should be grateful that my monthly cost would only be $99.90 in 2012. My monthly retirement pension increases from $35 to $40 per month each year, so I will not be gaining anything from that in 2013.