Beneficiaries’ spending, as a share of income, now and for the future
By Julie Cubanski – Kaiser Family Foundation – February 20, 2018
People on Medicare incur relatively high out-of-pocket costs for their health care, from premiums and deductibles to cost sharing for Medicare-covered services and services not covered by Medicare, such as long-term services.
In this report, we assess the current and projected OoP health care spending burden among beneficiaries. We present estimates of the OoP spending burden for beneficiaries overall – and by demographic, socioeconomic and health status measures – for 2013 and projections for 2030.
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