These FAQs provide the latest guidance on testing and treatment related to COVID-19 for Medicare beneficiaries, including questions related to out-of-pocket costs, the COVID-19 vaccine, telehealth, extended supplies of medication, skilled nursing facility stays, and issues for people in private Medicare Advantage plans.
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This fact sheet, updated in April 2003, profiles current sources of prescription drug coverage among the Medicare population, describes the characteristics of beneficiaries who lack drug coverage and the implications of being without such coverage, and provides current data on prescription drug use and spending. Fact Sheet (.pdf)
This fact sheet includes the latest information and data about the Medicare Part D prescription drug benefit, including current plan information, the standard benefit parameters, low-income assistance, the latest available enrollment data, and Part D program spending and financing.
This data note looks at national and state-by-state Medicaid and CHIP enrollment data through June 2021, as the COVID-19 vaccine became widely available to children and adults ages 12 and older and the number of COVID-19 cases and deaths were nearing a low point in 2022. Total Medicaid/CHIP enrollment grew to 83.2 million in June 2021, an increase of 12.0 million from enrollment in February 2020 (16.8%), right before the pandemic and when enrollment began to steadily increase.
As COVID cases have surged across the United States due to the new Omicron variant, the Biden Administration has stepped up efforts to expand testing capacity including by making at-home COVID tests more available.
As 2022 kicks off, a number of issues are at play that could affect coverage and financing under Medicaid. This issue brief examines key issues to watch in Medicaid in the year ahead.
Retiree Health Trends And Implications Of Possible Medicare Reforms September 1997 Approximately 12 million of Medicare’s 39 million beneficiaries receive employer-sponsored retiree health benefits as a supplement to their Medicare coverage. In addition, millions of retired workers under age 65 rely on retiree health benefits as their primary source of…
These fact sheets from the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured provide basic information about Medicaid, children’s coverage and the uninsured Medicaid: Basics Medicaid Matters: Understanding Medicaid’s Role in Our Health Care System 5 Key Questions and Answers About Medicaid The Medicaid Program At a Glance Visualizing Health Policy…
This fact sheet includes the latest information and data about the Medicare Advantage program, including enrollment, plan information, spending and financing for the program, and payment and program changes made by the Affordable Care Act as well as other laws.
This fact sheet, Medicare’s Role for Older Women, discusses the characteristics of female Medicare beneficiaries, their health care needs, the structure of Medicare including cost-sharing requirements, and anticipated changes due to health reform.