Journal Article Income and Assets of Medicare Beneficiaries, 2013 - 2030
Gretchen Jacobson, Jennifer Huang, Tricia Neuman, Karen E. Smith
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Many Medicare beneficiaries live on fixed incomes supplemented by the savings they accumulated during their working years. Their income and savings are tied to many life experiences, including their education, health status, marital status, number of work years, household income, access to employer retirement benefits, inheritance, and various economic factors. As a result, the income and assets of Medicare beneficiaries vary greatly. This brief describes the income and assets of Medicare beneficiaries now and in the future and provides context for understanding the extent to which current and future generations of beneficiaries can afford to absorb higher health care costs.
Research Areas Economic mobility and inequality Health and health care Wealth and financial well-being Aging and retirement
Tags Economic well-being Asset and debts Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program  Pensions Medicare Opportunity and ownership Financial stability
Policy Centers Income and Benefits Policy Center