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View Resource Medicare Beneficiaries: A Population at Risk

The vulnerability of many Medicare beneficiaries is revealed in this report, recently placed online by the Commonwealth Fund. Medicare currently insures 34 million older Americans as well as five million permanently disabled people under 65. Not only is this population "generally at high risk for acute and chronic illness," but 68 percent have incomes below 200 percent of the poverty level or have...

https://www.commonwealthfund.org/publications/fund-reports/1...