In our weekly Trends that Matter series, we provide engaging infographics from healthcare influencers to highlight general trends affecting the pharmaceutical industry. This week's featured topic is Medicare challenges.
In the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), medical experts describe significant issues regarding Medicare:
"The share of beneficiaries enrolled in Medicare private health plans increased to 31% in 2015, and their average out-of-pocket spending ranged from $3,023 to $8,276 per year, with older beneficiaries spending more. Meanwhile, the number of Medicare beneficiaries is expected to increase to 92.8 million by 2050."
In the graphic below, the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF), outlines trends and challenges associated with Medicaid and Medicare.
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