Distribution of Medicare enrollees in 2017, by age

This statistic depicts the distribution of Medicare enrollees in 2017, by age group. In that year, about 11.3 percent of all Medicare enrolled beneficiaries in the United States were aged 85 years or older. Medicare provides lower cost health coverage to people over the age of 65 and those with disabilities and certain medical conditions.

Distribution of Medicare enrollees in 2017, by age group*

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Source

Release date

April 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

2017

Supplementary notes

* The enrollment counts are determined using a person-year methodology. Numbers and percentages may not add to totals because of rounding.

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