This interactive provides the facts on Medicare spending. Medicare, which serves 65 million people and accounts for 12 percent of the federal budget and 20 percent of national health spending, is at the heart of discussions about health expenditures and affordability.
Explore data on enrollment growth, Medicare spending trends overall and per person, growth in Medicare spending relative to private insurance, spending on benefits and Medicare Advantage, Part A trust fund solvency challenges, and growth in out-of-pocket spending by beneficiaries.Read More
This data note provides an overview of programs that help beneficiaries with most incomes with their Medicare costs, including the Medicare Savings Programs (MSP) and the Part D Low-Income Subsidy (LIS).
Medicare covers a range of mental health and substance use disorder services, both inpatient and outpatient, and outpatient Rx drugs for these conditions. Our FAQs review Medicare coverage and out-of-pocket costs, and policy proposals in these areas.
Most Office-Based Physicians Accept New Patients, Including Patients With Medicare and Private InsuranceAvaliable data show that the vast majority of non-pediatric office-based physicians accept new Medicare patients, as well as new private insurance patients.
- Medicare’s Hospital Insurance trust fund is projected to be depleted in 2028, two years later than last year’s projection due to stronger than expected economic growth.
Our updated FAQs answer key questions about Medicare financing and trust fund solvency.
- Our chart collection examines the characteristics, experiences, and outcomes of the Medicare population by race and ethnicity. It includes data from a variety of sources to describe demographics, health status and disease prevalence, health coverage, access to care and service utilization, and health outcomes.