Out-of-Pocket Healthcare Costs to Rise for Medicare Beneficiaries

February 5, 2018 - Traditional Medicare beneficiaries can expect to spend nearly 20 percent of their total annual incomes on out-of-pocket healthcare costs by 2030, according to a recent report from the Kaiser Family Foundation. The report included data about out-of-pocket healthcare spending habits of individuals who receive traditional Medicare benefits. The analysis put out-of-pocket patient costs into the...

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