Average Health Expenditures for Medicare Elderly Beneficiaries, 2002
Federal Medicare Program Payments
Part B Premium
Cost-sharing and Other Costs
Out-of-Pocket for Non-Medicare Health Costs
Total and Beneficiary Estimated Out-of-Pocket Spending*
Out-of-Pocket for Medicare Services
Source: Maxwell, Storeygard, Moon, Modernizing Medicare Cost-Sharing: Policy Options and Impacts on Beneficiary and Program Expenditures, The Commonwealth Fund, November 2002.
* Urban Institute 2002 Simulation Model: Out of pocket includes: Part B premium, Medicare cost sharing, other premiums and non-covered services, drugs, vision and dental.
Average out-of-pocket spending 2002 = $3,757