Cover: Medicare Facts and Figures

Medicare Facts and Figures

A California Perspective

Published in: California Healthcare Foundation, (Oakland, CA: California Healthcare Foundation, Feb. 2006)

Posted on rand.org 2006

by Cynthia R. Schuster, Dana P. Goldman, Mary E. Vaiana

This graphic overview of Medicare in California covers demographics, health status, insurance coverage, quality of care, utilization, and spending. It provides a framework to better understand current and anticipated trends, and serves as a tool to help decision-makers and advocates design policies and programs that meet the needs of beneficiaries.

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