Wallet, cash and stethoscope Beneficiaries with poorer health, those with multiple chronic conditions, and those with any inpatient hospital use faced higher out-of-pocket costs than the average traditional Medicare beneficiary. (Photo: Shutterstock)

As the debate over Medicare for All rages on, a new study from the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) offers a timely reminder: our current Medicare system is far from perfect.

The new study analyzes how much Medicare members spend out of pocket on their health care. The study finds that 2016, the average person with Medicare coverage spent $5,460 in out-of-pocket costs. This includes those in community-living programs and those in long-term care facilities.

Complete your profile to continue reading and get FREE access to BenefitsPRO.com, part of your ALM digital membership.

Your access to unlimited BenefitsPRO.com content isn’t changing.
Once you are an ALM digital member, you’ll receive:

  • Critical BenefitsPRO.com information including cutting edge post-reform success strategies, access to educational webcasts and videos, resources from industry leaders, and informative Newsletters.
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM, BenefitsPRO magazine and BenefitsPRO.com events.
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including ThinkAdvisor.com and Law.com

Already have an account?


Join BenefitsPRO

Don’t miss crucial news and insights you need to navigate the shifting employee benefits industry. Join BenefitsPRO.com now!

  • Unlimited access to BenefitsPRO.com - your roadmap to thriving in a disrupted environment
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including ThinkAdvisor.com and Law.com
  • Exclusive discounts on BenefitsPRO.com and ALM events.

Already have an account? Sign In Now
Join BenefitsPRO

Copyright © 2023 ALM Global, LLC. All Rights Reserved.