Projecting Income and Assets: What Might the Future Hold for the Next Generation of Medicare Beneficiaries?

As national attention turns to the federal deficit, some policymakers have proposed reforms to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security that could have significant implications for current and future generations of seniors and younger adults with disabilities.

This data spotlight, co-authored by researchers at the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Urban Institute, describes the income and assets of current Medicare beneficiaries, considers variations by race, ethnicity and other demographic characteristics and examines the extent to which income and assets are likely grow for the next generation of beneficiaries.

It is a product of the Foundation’s Project on Medicare’s Future.

Data Spotlight (.pdf)