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2017 Premium Changes and Insurer Participation in the Affordable Care Act’s Health Insurance MarketplacesWritten by Kaiser Family Foundation Published in Medicare News
Health insurance premiums on the Affordable Care Act’s marketplaces (also called exchanges) are expected to increase faster in 2017 than in previous years due to a combination of factors, including substantial losses experienced by many insurers in this market and the phasing out of the ACA’s reinsurance program.
During the Medicare open enrollment period, which runs from October 15 to December 7 each year, beneficiaries can enroll in a plan that provides Part D drug coverage, either a stand-alone prescription drug plan (PDP) as a supplement to traditional Medicare, or a Medicare Advantage drug plan (MA-PD), which provides all Medicare-covered benefits including drugs.
Overview of Medicare Spending
Medicare, the federal health insurance program for 57 million people ages 65 and over and people with permanent disabilities, helps to pay for hospital and physician visits, prescription drugs, and other acute and post-acute care services. In 2015, spending on Medicare accounted for 15% of the federal budget (Figure 1).
Medicare and You 2017 Handbook
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Medicare Part A Hospital
Medicare Part A is the portion of Medicare that is
Supplemental insurance policies, called "Medigap" policies,
Medicare Part B Medical
Generally called medical insurance, Part B covers other
Medicare Part C Medicare
The Medicare program, which is a federal program that helps
Medicare Part D Drug Coverage
Part D prescription drug coverage is offered by private
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