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Medicare Set Aside News - JAMA Reports Medicare Role and Challenges

JAMA's "Visualizing Health Policy Report" reviews a variety of statistics related to Medicare beneficiaries and how rising health care costs pose fiscal challenges in the future

In JAMA's recent "Visualizing Health Policy Report", supported by the Kaiser Family Foundation analysis, it takes a look at who is covered by Medicare; what proportion of Medicare beneficiaries use at least 1 medical service in a year; the balancing act for Medicare in setting fair payments to health care professionals and institutions and in keeping medical care affordable and sustainable; how health care spending per person is growing more slowly for Medicare than for private insurance; and how rising health care costs and a growing population pose fiscal challenges to keeping Medicare solvent in the years ahead.

For a full reading of the report, please click here.

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