Many Medicare Beneficiaries Facing Financial Challenges
Federal lawmakers are considering new cuts to Medicare at a time when many program beneficiaries already face substantial health care expenses and financial challenges, according to a set of reports from the Kaiser Family Foundation. Of the Medicare beneficiaries profiled in the reports, about half had annual incomes of less than $22,000 for an individual. The reports also found that many Medicare beneficiaries are forgoing care because of cost concerns.
- "Paying Medical Bills a Steep Challenge for Senior Citizens on Medicare" (Helfand, "Money & Company," Los Angeles Times, 6/28).