Medicare enrollment from 1966-2018, by type of beneficiary

This statistic shows the enrollment figures in the Medicare program from 1966 to 2019, by type of beneficiary. In 2011, there were over 40 million who benefited from Medicare due to their age, while a further 8.5 million benefited on grounds of disability. By 2019 those numbers have grown to 52.6 million and 8.7 million, respectively.

Enrollment in the Medicare program from 1966 to 2019, by type of beneficiary

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Release date

April 2020


United States

Survey time period

1966 to 2019

Supplementary notes

This statistic was assembled from several editions of the CMS Financial Report and the Medicare Trustees report.

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