About Medicare in Pennsylvania

Open enrollment begins again October 15

In 2011, 47,672,971 Americans were listed as Medicare beneficiaries. Of those receiving Medicare benefits, 2,290,509 were Pennsylvania residents. That means that 17.9 percent of Pennsylvania'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 Pennsylvania was 15,940 million dollars - or 5.3% of total U.S. Medicare spending. That spending was marked a 4.5% increase from 1995 (to 2004). The average spending per Pennsylvania beneficiary was $7,520.

In 2011, 865,200 of Pennsylvania Medicare beneficiaries were enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan. Figures from 2010 show that 718,543 Pennsylvania Medicare beneficiaries were enrolled in stand-alone prescription drug plans, while 718,543 were enrolled in Medicare Advantage Drug Plans.

How do PA 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

HOUSE|SENATE

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]


How 'Obamacare' is already making Medicare stronger

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How repeal would hurt Pennsylvania seniors

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Where to get help with Medicare in Pennsylvania

Medicare Supplement (Pennsylvania)
This page from the Pennsylvania Insurance Department contains information about Medicare Supplement plans available in Pennsylvania, deductible information, and benefits covered by each plan.

Long-Term Care Insurance
This web page, found on the Pennsylvania Insurance Department’s web site, provides detailed information about long-term care in Pennsylvania, including FAQs, a list of insurance companies selling long-term care plans, information about Pennsylvania’s Act 51 (granting the right to appeal an insurance company’s determination when a benefit trigger is not met), and other consumer resources. [...]

Medicare Supplement
This webpage, found on the Pennsylvania Insurance Department’s website, contains information on the Medicare Supplement plans available in Pennsylvania, deductible information, and benefits covered by each plan.

Medicare-related events in Pennsylvania
An interactive map of Pennsylvania where one can find events, included enrollment centers, related to Medicare.

Pennsylvania Medicare – Kaiser State Health Facts
Information about Pennsylvania’s Medicare beneficiaries, including enrollment, demographics (age, gender, race/ethnicity), income, other sources of health coverage, managed care participation, use of services, etc.

Medicare & your elected officials

how the Pennsylvania congressional delegation voted on insurance reform medicarevotes.org

See how members of the Pennsylvania Congressional delegation voted on Medicare.

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