Medicare Chartbook

This Chart Book includes data and background information critical to understanding the Medicare program and the challenges it faces in keeping up with the rising costs of health care and in ensuring the program s future financial security. The document is organized into the following six sections: Medicare s Beneficiaries, Medicare Spending and Utilization, Supplemental Insurance and Out-of-Pocket Spending, the Medicare+Choice program, Medicare and Prescription Drugs, and Financing Medicare.