Medicare benefits are paid for by working Americans
Created on May 22, 2012
Revised and Updated March 22, 2013
Slide 7 | Medicare at Risk: Visualizing the Need for Reform
Approximately 88 percent of seniors' Medicare benefits are funded by taxpayers. Medicare Part A is mandatory coverage funded by the payroll tax. But Medicare Parts B and D, which cover outpatient services and prescription drugs, respectively, are voluntary and funded primarily by general revenue.