In 2011, 47,672,971 Americans were listed as Medicare beneficiaries. Of those receiving Medicare benefits, 1,256,047 were Georgia residents. That means that 12.4 percent of Georgia's population was enrolled in the health care safety net. Of those beneficiaries,
According to the most recent data (2004 figures), Medicare spending estimates Medicare spending in Georgia was 7,006 million dollars - or 2.3% of total U.S. Medicare spending. That spending was marked a 6.0% increase from 1995 (to 2004). The average spending per Georgia beneficiary was $7,044.
In 2011, 269,574 of Georgia Medicare beneficiaries were enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan. Figures from 2010 show that 510,355 Georgia Medicare beneficiaries were enrolled in stand-alone prescription drug plans, while 510,355 were enrolled in Medicare Advantage Drug Plans.
Learn how health care reform is already improving Medicare. A federal summary of the changes reveals a long list of reforms intended to contain Medicare costs while increasing revenue, improving and streamlining delivery systems, and even increasing services to the program. So read how health reform is changing Medicare to work better for Georgia senior citizens.
The GOP's proposal to repeal President Obama's Affordable Care Act could wipe out critical consumer protections and cost savings for Georgia seniors, as well as their children and grandchildren. Read how repeal would hurt Georgia..
See how members of the Georgia Congressional delegation voted on Medicare.
Georgia could lose if important protections are undone.