More Than 1/3 of People with Traditional Medicare Spent at Least 20% of Their Total Income on Health Care in 2013

…In this report, we assess the current and projected out-of-pocket health care spending burden among Medicare beneficiaries using two approaches. First, we analyze average total per capita out-of-pocket health care spending as a share of average per capita Social Security income, building upon the analysis conducted annually by the Medicare Trustees. Second, we estimate the medianContinue reading More Than 1/3 of People with Traditional Medicare Spent at Least 20% of Their Total Income on Health Care in 2013

Changes in Primary Care Physicians’ Patient Characteristics Under the Affordable Care Act

When the Affordable Care Act (ACA) passed in 2010, health analysts expressed concerns that the expansion in coverage, predominantly through Medicaid and the Health Insurance Marketplace would overload the health system and cause problems with access to care.1,2,3 An estimated 20 million people have gained insurance coverage nationally since the ACA’s major coverage provisions wentContinue reading Changes in Primary Care Physicians’ Patient Characteristics Under the Affordable Care Act