What is the law in the USA that prevents the government from raising Medicare Part B premiums more than a small amount each year?

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The relevant law is 42 USC 1395r, which regulates the setting of premiums, though it doesn't say anything about "a small amount". The premiums are based in part on projected costs, so if actual costs quadruple in a year, premiums will increase (also, premiums for an individual can increase substantially if their income does).

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