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State of Medicare Advantage
Spring 2018
Did you know that every day, 10,000 seniors age into Medicare?

Over the next 40 years, the number of Americans over 65 is projected to double, as the baby boom generation ages into Medicare. With approximately 47.8 million seniors today, by 2060, there will be 98.2 million people age 65 and older, or nearly one in four U.S. residents. 1

There are not only more older Americans, but we are living longer, and many are living with serious chronic conditions. Nearly all health costs are driven by patients with chronic conditions and our government is the payor for almost 30% of these costs. What government does in health care, as regulators, payors, and providers --- matters. 2

As health care continues to take up a larger part of the overall economy and push toward paying for value, greater emphasis on managed care and the success of Medicare Advantage, the private-public option in Medicare — are taking a stronger hold.

Medicare Advantage’s framework offers beneficiaries the choice of an integrated care plan, with a focus on patient-centered primary care, early intervention and care coordination. It means greater simplicity, affordability and enhanced benefits to improve health and well-being for millions of individuals.