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Income and Assets of Medicare Beneficiaries, 2016–2035

Many beneficiaries live on fixed incomes supplemented by savings accumulated during their working years.

Key Questions

Private Contracts Between Doctors and Medicare Patients: Key Questions and Implications of Proposed Policy Changes

  • What is private contracting in Medicare?
  • How would recent proposals change Medicare laws on private contracting?
  • What are the implications for beneficiaries and physicians?
  • What are the potential effects on Medicare spending?

What Could a Medicaid Per Capita Cap Mean for Low-Income People on Medicare?

  • 11 million Medicare beneficiaries receive help from Medicaid

Searching for Savings in Medicare Drug Price Negotiations

Allowing Medicare to negotiate the price of prescription drugs is a popular idea — but would it save money?

Side-By-Side of Medicare Provisions in Bills and Proposals to Repeal & Replace the ACA

  • “American Health Care Reform Act of 2017,” H.R. 277, January 2017.
  • “A Better Way,” June 2016.
  • “World’s Greatest Healthcare Plan Act of 2016,” H.R. 5284 and S. 2985, May 2016.
  • “A Balanced Budget for a Stronger America,” FY2017 Budget Resolution, March 2016.
  • “Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act of 2015,” H.R. 3762.
  • “Empowering Patients First Act of 2015,” H.R. 2300, May 2015.

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