The first interesting fact to share about Medicare is that this program will celebrate its 50th birthday on July 30th of 2015! This large federal health insurance program has grown and evolved quite a bit in the last half of a century. The original plan only had Part A and B, and today’s seniors can choose between Medicare supplements, Medicare Advantage, and Medicare Part D. On this anniversary, it is a good time to check some key facts to see where Medicare is today.
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According to the Kaiser Family Foundation’s report, “A Primer on Medicare: Key Facts About the Medicare Program and the People it Covers,” these are some critical statistics about Medicare in 2015:
- Virtually all US seniors receive Medicare benefits in one form or another.
- In the US, 55 million people receive Medicare benefits.
- Out of all beneficiaries, over 46 million are 65 and over, and about 9 million are disabled and under 65.
- Medicare pays just about twenty percent of all US health expenses.
Because Medicare impacts such a large portion of the population and overall health costs, it is likely to remain an important topic of political discussion in the future. As we look forward to Medicare’s 50th anniversary in July, it is easy to assume that our descendants will be having these same discussions when Medicare celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2065!
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