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Statista dossier on Medicare

This dossier provides useful information on Medicare, the U.S. a social (health) insurance program for older and disabled people. The Medicare program was introduced in 1965. This document includes facts and figures on enrollment and spending, and provides interesting outlooks for developments over the next decades.

Table of contents

  • 1. Overview
    • U.S. health care expenditure distribution by payer 2014-2019

    • Percentage of U.S. Americans covered by Medicare 1990-2018

    • Characteristics of the Medicare population 2019

    • Total Medicare income 1970-2019

    • Estimated Medicare revenue sources 2018

    • Total Medicare assets at year-end 1970-2019

  • 2. Enrollment/beneficiaries
    • Medicare enrollment from 1966-2018, by type of beneficiary

    • Distribution of Medicare beneficiaries 2018, by ethnicity

    • Distribution of Medicare beneficiaries, by federal poverty level 2015-2018

    • Top U.S. states by Medicare beneficiaries as a percentage of total population 2018

    • Top U.S. states by number of Medicare beneficiaries 2018

  • 3. Infrastructure
    • Medicare - number of hospital facilities in the U.S. 1967-2018

    • Medicare - total number of hospital beds in the U.S. 1967-2018

    • Medicare - number of skilled nursing facilities in the U.S. 1967-2018

    • Medicare - number of home health agencies in the U.S. 1967-2018

    • Medicare - number of psychiatric hospital facilities in the U.S. 1967-2018

  • 4. Medicare Part D
    • Prescription drugs spending in the U.S. by payer 2013-2018

    • Payer share of Medicare Part D retail prescriptions by therapy class 2018

    • Number of PDPs offered to Medicare beneficiaries 2006-2019, by type

    • Average monthly premium costs for Medicare PDPs U.S. 2006-2019

    • Number of Medicare PDP plans available in the U.S. 2018-2019, by state

    • Cost of Medicare PDP premiums 2018-2019, by US state

  • 5. Spending/costs
    • Spending distribution of Medicare and Medicaid 2018

    • Total Medicare spending 1970-2019

    • Medicare benefit payments by type of service 2008 vs. 2018

    • Supplementary Medical Insurance Medicare benefit payments 2015-2019

    • Hospital Insurance Medicare benefit payments 2015-2019

  • 6. Outlook
    • Health spending distribution in the United States by payer 2017-2028

    • U.S. Medicare outlays and forecast 2000-2030

    • U.S. Medicare outlays and forecast as a percentage of the GDP 2000-2029

    • Annual growth in Medicare per capita spending and other measures 1990-2028

    • Medicare and Medicaid costs from individuals with Alzheimer's in the U.S. 2020-2050

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