The Program on Medicare Policy
Through the Program on Medicare Policy, the Foundation provides information, research and analysis related to the Medicare program and the population of seniors and people with disabilities it covers. In this area, the Foundation conducts and supports research and analysis on current Medicare policy issues, monitors key trends, and produces reports, fact sheets, and other resources to inform policy discussions. The Program’s ongoing work tracks and analyzes trends related to the role of private plans in Medicare, including Medicare Advantage, Part D and supplemental coverage; Medicare spending and financing; and beneficiaries’ income, assets and out-of-pocket spending.
The Kaiser Project on Medicare’s Future, a major initiative of the Kaiser Family Foundation’s Program on Medicare Policy, is focused on improving knowledge and understanding of the issues and challenges facing the Medicare program and the population it serves. The Project produces timely and authoritative analysis of proposals to reform Medicare for the future and other program changes affecting people on Medicare, including new approaches to health care delivery and financing for disadvantaged older adults. The Project is supported in part by a grant from The Atlantic Philanthropies.
- Comparing Poverty Rates under the Official Census Poverty Measure and the Supplemental Poverty Measure
- Poverty Among Seniors: An Updated Analysis of National and State Level Poverty Rates Under the Official and Supplemental Poverty Measures
- Medicare's Income-Related Premiums: A Data Note