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Sources of Supplemental Coverage Among Non-Institutionalized Medicare Beneficiaries

Created on July 30, 2015

Sources of Supplemental Coverage Among Non-Institutionalized Medicare Beneficiaries

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Traditional Medicare still doesn’t provide catastrophic coverage. The program also has complex cost-sharing requirements. That is why 86 percent of beneficiaries enroll in supplemental insurance.

Note: Data are from 2011. Source: Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, “Health Care Spending and the Medicare Program: A Data Book,” June 2015, p. 25, http://www.medpac.gov/documents/data-book/ june-2015-databook-health-care-spending-and-the-medicare- program.pdf?sfvrsn=0 (accessed July 23, 2015). Note: Data for Medicare Managed Care and No Supplemental Coverage have been excluded.

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Tags: Medicare, Affordable-Care-Act, supplemental-coverage, taxes