1 in 5 Medicare beneficiaries spend 1/2 or more than 1/2 of their monthly incomes on healthcare expenses

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Those healthcare expenses include premiums, prescription drugs, and other costs not covered through fee-for-service Medicare. However, for over a quarter of Medicare recipients, Medicare premiums were their highest healthcare costs.

Author: HealthPayerIntelligence

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