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Medicare And Medicaid At 50 Findings
  1. Congressional Budget Office. Updated Budget Projections: 2015-2025. Washington, DC: Congressional Budget Office; 2015. Data combine average monthly enrollment projections for Medicare and Medicaid published in the Medicare and Medicaid baselines, adjusted to account for Dual eligible beneficiaries (which are assumed to grow at the same rate projected for elderly Medicaid beneficiaries).

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  2. See topline for more details.

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  3. Five percent of people reported having coverage through both Medicare and Medicaid. This group, often referred to as “dual eligible,” is included throughout the report in both Medicare and Medicaid categories. Including them in both categories does not substantially impact comparisons between the two groups.

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  4. Kaiser Family Foundation, Medicare’s Income-Related Premiums: A Data Note, June 2015. http://kff.org/medicare/issue-brief/medicares-income-related-premiums-a-data-note/

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  5. Kaiser Family Foundation, Status of State Action on the Medicaid Expansion Decision, data as of June 22, 2015, http://kff.org/health-reform/state-indicator/state-activity-around-expanding-medicaid-under-the-affordable-care-act/

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  6. Kaiser Family Foundation/Harvard School of Public Health Medicare Policy Options Survey (conducted Aug 14-Sept 20, 1998).

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  7. Question about health insurance premiums not asked of Medicaid enrollees because of generally low premiums and cost-sharing.

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  8. The shares with problems affording care includes those who say they had problems paying for premiums or other health care costs or say they had to cut back basics like food or heat to pay for health care.

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