The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released an updated summary of “Medicare Beneficiaries at a Glance” statistics. Updated with the 2020 data, the infographic serves as a quick reference to help policy makers and the general public better understand key Medicare demographics and coverage trends.
Key insights include:
- 62.8M people are enrolled in Medicare, 6% of whom are new enrollees
- 60% are enrolled in traditional Medicare / 40% enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan
- 18% are also enrolled in Medicaid
- The chronic condition with the most prevalence is high blood pressure (54%), followed by high cholesterol (47%)