The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the latest enrollment figures for Medicare on January 5th. As of March 2023, 65,748,297 people are enrolled in Medicare, an increase of almost 100,000 since the last report in September. Of those:
- 33,948,778 are enrolled in Original Medicare.
- 31,799,519 are enrolled in Medicare Advantage or other health plans. This includes enrollment in Medicare Advantage plans with and without prescription drug coverage.
- 51,591,776 are enrolled in Medicare Part D. This includes enrollment in stand-alone prescription drug plans as well as Medicare Advantage plans that offer prescription drug coverage. (Enrollment in private, for-profit Part D or MA-PD plans remains the only option for drug coverage in the Medicare program).
You can see the enrollment figures for CMS programs at https://data.cms.gov/summary-statistics-on-beneficiary-enrollment/medicare-and-medicaid-reports/medicare-monthly-enrollment, including the number of Part D enrollees who receive the low-income subsidy.