By Sam Baker - 08/06/12 08:23 PM EDT
The Health and Human Services Department said Monday that it expects the average premium to hold steady at $30 per month. It would be the third consecutive year that premiums for the drug benefit haven't changed.
Flat premiums help highlight the savings that seniors have seen because of President Obama's healthcare law. The law provides a discount for seniors who hit the Medicare "doughnut hole" — the coverage gap in which seniors have to pay for their prescriptions out-of-pocket.
— This post was updated at 5:56 p.m.