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10 Things to Know About Medicare Part D Coverage and Costs in 2019

A look at the latest data about Medicare Part D coverage and costs in 2019 and trends over time, including enrollment, premiums, cost sharing, and participation in the low-income subsidy program.

Interactive: Compare 2019 Bills to Expand Public Coverage

This interactive examines legislation introduced in the current Congress that would expand coverage through Medicare-for-all or other public programs such as Medicare and Medicaid.

10 Essential Facts About Medicare and Prescription Drug Spending

Prescription drugs play an important role in medical care for 60 million seniors and people with disabilities, and account for nearly $1 out of every $5 in Medicare spending.

Supplemental Coverage in Medicare: How Many Have It and Where Do They Get It?

Many traditional Medicare beneficiaries rely on other sources of coverage to supplement their Medicare benefits.

Prescription Drugs

See KFF’s collected research, analysis and public opinion data related to prescription drugs and their costs.

How Often is Prior Authorization Required in Medicare Advantage Plans?

Four in five Medicare Advantage enrollees are in plans that require prior authorization for some services.

Medicare’s Income-Related Premiums Under Current Law and Changes for 2019

Beneficiaries with relatively high incomes are required to pay income-related monthly premiums for Part B, which covers physician and other outpatient services, and for Part D, which covers outpatient prescription drugs.