About Medicare in Oregon

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In 2011, 47,672,971 Americans were listed as Medicare beneficiaries. Of those receiving Medicare benefits, 625,594 were Oregon residents. That means that 15.8 percent of Oregon'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 Oregon was 3,207 million dollars - or 1.1% of total U.S. Medicare spending. That spending was marked a 7.7% increase from 1995 (to 2004). The average spending per Oregon beneficiary was $6,116.

In 2011, 254,056 of Oregon Medicare beneficiaries were enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan. Figures from 2010 show that 183,666 Oregon Medicare beneficiaries were enrolled in stand-alone prescription drug plans, while 183,666 were enrolled in Medicare Advantage Drug Plans.

How do OR elected officials vote on Medicare issues?

H.Con.Res.112: Ryan Budget Bill 2012

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Date of Vote: 3/29/2012 Status: House passed 228-191, 12 not voting

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This bill would end Medicare as we know it, replacing it with a voucher system for seniors to buy health insurance coverage on the open market. Actuaries say the amount of the vouchers would not be enough for seniors to replace the coverage they would lose with the end of Medicare. [more]

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