Medicare benefit payments by type of service 2008 vs. 2018

There are three major parts of the Medicare program in the United States: Part A, Part B and Part C. Medicare is responsible for the health coverage of about 58 million people in the U.S. As of 2018 Part A provided about 41 percent of benefit payments to those under the program. This is a decrease from 50 percent in 2008.

Medicare benefit payments by type of service in 2008 and 2018

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Release date

August 2019


United States

Survey time period

2008 and 2018

Supplementary notes

Sums possibly do not add to 100% due to rounding.
* Includes traditional Medicare and Medicare Advantage.

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