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Medicare reports, fact sheets and explainers from the Kaiser Family Foundation

  • Five Things to Know About Medicare Site-Neutral Payment Reforms
    on June 14, 2024 at 11:59 am

    This brief examines key facts around proposals to align Medicare payments for outpatient services across care settings, otherwise known as “site-neutral payment reforms.”

  • The Facts About the $35 Insulin Copay Cap in Medicare
    on June 12, 2024 at 2:30 pm

    This brief describes the facts about actions taken under both the Trump and Biden Administrations related to capping insulin copayments for people with Medicare and explains the differences between their approaches.

  • FAQs on Medicare Financing and Trust Fund Solvency
    on May 29, 2024 at 5:07 pm

    In discussions of Medicare’s financial condition, attention frequently centers on one specific measure—the solvency of the Medicare Hospital Insurance (HI) trust fund, out of which Medicare Part A benefits are paid. Based on current projections from the Medicare Board of Trustees, the HI trust fund is projected to be depleted in 2036, 12 years from now. These FAQs answer key questions about Medicare financing and trust fund solvency.

  • Medicare 101
    on May 28, 2024 at 7:40 am

    This Health Policy 101 chapter explores Medicare, a federal health insurance program covering more than 66 million people, established in 1965 for people age 65 or older and later expanded to cover people under age 65 with long-term disabilities. In addition to detailing Medicare eligibility, coverage, and spending, the chapter examines the increased role of private plans in providing benefits and the financing challenges posed by increasing health care costs and an aging population.

  • In 2024, A Majority of States Offer Medicare Advantage Plans to Their State Retirees, with 12 Offering Medicare Advantage Exclusively
    on May 22, 2024 at 1:00 pm

    This analysis examines the extent to which states are providing health benefits to their Medicare-eligible retirees through Medicare Advantage arrangements. In 2024, a majority of states offer Medicare Advantage plans to their state retirees, with 12 offering Medicare Advantage exclusively.

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