In 2011, 47,672,971 Americans were listed as Medicare beneficiaries. Of those receiving Medicare benefits, 1,067,929 were Massachusetts residents. That means that 15.9 percent of Massachusetts'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 Massachusetts was 7,913 million dollars - or 2.6% of total U.S. Medicare spending. That spending was marked a 4.3% increase from 1995 (to 2004). The average spending per Massachusetts beneficiary was $8,168.
In 2011, 185,692 of Massachusetts Medicare beneficiaries were enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan. Figures from 2010 show that 417,431 Massachusetts Medicare beneficiaries were enrolled in stand-alone prescription drug plans, while 417,431 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 Massachusetts senior citizens.
The GOP's proposal to repeal President Obama's Affordable Care Act could wipe out critical consumer protections and cost savings for Massachusetts seniors, as well as their children and grandchildren. Read how repeal would hurt Massachusetts..
See how members of the Massachusetts Congressional delegation voted on Medicare.
Massachusetts could lose if important protections are undone.