Top U.S. states by number of Medicare beneficiaries 2017

This statistic depicts the leading 10 U.S. states based on their number of Medicare beneficiaries in 2017. In that year, California reported almost 6 million Medicare beneficiaries, and therefore was the U.S. state with the highest number of beneficiaries. Medicare is a U.S. publicly funded health insurance program that covers those that are aged 65 years and older and those that have certain disabilities.
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Top 10 U.S. states based on number of Medicare beneficiaries in 2017
Number of Medicare beneficiaries
California 5,965,489
Florida 4,295,216
Texas 3,883,588
New York 3,482,221
Pennsylvania 2,629,753
Ohio 2,249,050
Illinois 2,149,620
Michigan 1,981,476
North Carolina 1,877,420
Georgia 1,624,056
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