Yes, and the part B charges also keep getting more and more expensive.
I learned from experience that trying to save money may be foolish in the long run. When I had to pay for my own insurance, I had a $10,000-deductible policy. I figured I could slowly pay back up to $10,000, but if I got a brain tumor or had a stroke and ran up hundreds of thousands of dollars in expenses, I couldn’t.
So I had to pay for my own lab tests, and I found I was rejecting tests for that reason. The last time before my diabetes Rx, I said I didn’t want the standard tests. They had always been normal. But if I’d had those lab tests, I might have learned I was prediabetic, and I could have controlled things before they got worse. At Dx my BGs were in 300s and 400s. Unlike type 1, which comes on fast, type 2 comes on slowly, so I’d probably had those high numbers for months and they probably helped to destroy my beta cells.
Now I realize my health is more important than money.
I’d recommend that you get the Part B, despite the cost.