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COW: Medicare beneficiary spending

Long-Term Care Facility Costs Are the Largest Share of Annual Out-of-Pocket Spending by Medicare Beneficiaries

Long term care facility costs are the largest share of annual out of pocket spending by Medicare beneficiaries — representing 32% of their spending on services annually.

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Uninsured Most Likely to Delay or Go Without Care or Prescription Drugs Due to Cost

Many uninsured people do not obtain the treatments their health care providers recommend for them because of the cost of care. In 2018, uninsured nonelderly adults were more than three times as likely as adults with private coverage to say that they postponed or did not get a needed prescription drug due to cost.

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Despite ACA coverage of screening and services, only 27% of women have discussed intimate partner violence with their provider

Despite ACA Coverage, Only 27% of Women Have Discussed Intimate Partner Violence With Their Provider

The Affordable Care Act provides protections and requires coverage of specific support services to people who have experienced intimate partner violence (IPV). Despite these protections, only 27 percent of women have discussed IPV with their provider.

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36 States Saw Declines in Monthly Medicaid, CHIP Enrollment Since 2017

Following enrollment gains since the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid and CHIP enrollment declined in 36 states, by 1.9 million nationwide, between December 2017 and July 2019.

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Hispanics Saw Greatest Improvement in Health Coverage, Access and Use Since ACA

Hispanics Saw Greatest Improvement in Health Coverage, Access, and Use Since ACA

All racial and ethnic groups experienced improvements in health coverage, access, and utilization compared to prior to the ACA, but Hispanics and Blacks experienced improvements in the largest number of the examined measures related to coverage, access, and use.

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Most Trump Voters Say Nothing Would Change Their Vote, 3 in 10 Can Name a Policy Position that Would, Chart of the Week

Most Trump Voters Say Nothing Would Change Their Vote, 3 in 10 Can Name a Policy Position That Would

Most Republican voters approve of the way Donald Trump is handling his job as president, and large majorities approve of his approach on key national issues. Small shares of Trump voters (28%) can imagine a scenario in which he enacts a policy, or fails to enact a policy, that would result in them changing their vote choice.

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UnitedHealthcare Has Fastest and Largest Growing Share of Medicare Advantage Enrollees in Past Decade, Chart of the Week, Kaiser Family Foundation

UnitedHealthcare Has Largest and Fastest Growing Share of Medicare Advantage Enrollees Over Past Decade

While Medicare Advantage enrollment is highly concentrated among a small number of firms, UnitedHealthcare has seen the largest and fastest growing share of enrollees over the past decade. Learn more in this Chart of the Week.

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Nearly 4 in 10 of adults with mental illness and suicidal thoughts did not receive needed care in the past year, Chart of the Week

Nearly 4 in 10 Adults With Mental Illness Reporting Thoughts of Suicide Did Not Receive Needed Care

Nearly 4 in 10 — or 36% — of adults with mental illness reporting thoughts of suicide did not receive needed mental health care in the past year. Learn more in this Chart of the Week:

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Large majorities, across demographic groups, have favorable opinions of Medicare

Large Majorities Across Demographic Groups Favorable of Medicare

Large majorities, across party ID, age, and income, have favorable opinions of traditional Medicare in our July 2019 poll. Learn more in this Chart of the Week.

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Who pays for Medicare? Medicare is funded primarily from general revenues, payroll taxes, and beneficiary premiums. Learn how it breaks down in this Chart of the Week.

How Was Medicare Funded in 2018?

Who pays for Medicare? Learn how Medicare financing breaks down in this Chart of the Week.

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