Table 141Health insurance coverage of Medicare beneficiaries 65 years of age and over, by type of coverage and selected characteristics: United States, selected years 1992–2007

[Data are based on household interviews of a sample of noninstitutionalized Medicare beneficiaries]

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Medicare Health Maintenance Organization1Medicaid2
Characteristic1992199520002006200719921995200020062007
AgeNumber in millions
65 years and over1.12.65.96.77.32.72.82.73.33.3
Percent of population
65 years and over3.98.919.319.220.49.49.69.09.49.2
 65–74 years4.29.520.619.121.07.98.88.59.28.8
 75–84 years3.78.318.519.720.810.69.68.99.19.3
 85 years and over * 7.316.317.717.016.613.611.210.911.4
Sex
Male4.69.219.318.621.96.36.26.36.76.6
Female3.48.619.319.619.211.612.010.911.511.4
Race and Hispanic origin
White, not Hispanic or Latino3.68.418.417.218.55.65.45.15.95.7
Black, not Hispanic or Latino * 7.920.724.127.928.530.323.621.818.8
Hispanic * 15.527.537.036.739.040.528.723.424.4
Percent of poverty level3
Below 100%3.67.718.4- - -- - -22.317.215.9- - -- - -
100%–less than 200%3.79.523.4- - -- - -6.76.38.4- - -- - -
200% or more4.210.118.0- - -- - - * * * - - -- - -
Marital status
Married4.69.518.718.922.24.04.34.34.54.1
Widowed2.37.719.417.915.814.915.013.614.414.3
Divorced * 9.724.423.524.523.424.520.217.718.0
Never married * * 15.821.421.119.219.017.021.622.1
Employer-sponsored plan 4 Medigap 5
Characteristic 1992 1995 2000 2006 2007 1992 1995 2000 2006 2007
AgeNumber in millions
65 years and over12.511.310.711.912.19.99.57.68.27.9
Percent of population
65 years and over42.838.635.234.133.833.932.525.023.522.0
 65–74 years46.941.136.635.635.131.429.921.721.320.4
 75–84 years38.237.135.033.333.137.535.227.824.822.9
 85 years and over31.630.229.430.030.238.337.631.128.926.2
Sex
Male46.342.137.736.836.530.630.023.421.920.2
Female40.436.033.431.931.636.234.426.224.823.4
Race and Hispanic origin
White, not Hispanic or Latino45.941.338.637.136.837.236.228.326.725.3
Black, not Hispanic or Latino25.926.722.023.725.813.610.27.58.87.3
Hispanic20.716.915.817.116.215.810.111.38.97.7
Percent of poverty level3
Below 100%29.032.128.1- - -- - -30.829.822.6- - -- - -
100%–less than 200%37.532.027.0- - -- - -39.339.128.4- - -- - -
200% or more58.452.849.0- - -- - -32.832.226.2- - -- - -
Marital status
Married49.944.641.039.739.133.032.625.624.022.1
Widowed34.130.328.728.428.737.535.226.725.124.3
Divorced27.326.622.422.822.327.924.116.918.116.1
Never married38.035.128.525.828.129.126.221.917.117.4
Medicare fee-for-service only or Other6
Characteristic19921995200020062007
AgeNumber in millions
65 years and over2.93.13.54.95.2
Percent of population
65 years and over9.910.511.513.914.6
 65–74 years9.710.712.614.814.8
 75–84 years10.19.99.913.114.0
 85 years and over10.811.312.112.515.2
Sex
Male12.212.613.316.014.8
Female8.38.910.212.214.4
Race and Hispanic origin
White, not Hispanic or Latino7.78.79.613.113.7
Black, not Hispanic or Latino26.725.026.121.620.2
Hispanic18.317.116.713.615.0
Percent of poverty level3
Below 100%14.313.315.1- - -- - -
100%–less than 200%12.913.112.7- - -- - -
200% or more4.04.56.3- - -- - -
Marital status
Married8.59.010.512.912.6
Widowed11.211.911.614.316.8
Divorced15.715.116.117.919.1
Never married * 13.116.814.111.4
*

Estimates are considered unreliable if the sample cell size is 50 or fewer.

- - - Data not available.

1

Enrollee has Medicare Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) regardless of other insurance. See Appendix II, Managed care.

2

Enrolled in Medicaid and not enrolled in a Medicare risk HMO. See Appendix II, Managed care.

3

Percent of poverty level is based on family income and family size and composition using U.S. Census Bureau poverty thresholds. See Appendix II, Family income; Poverty.

4

Private insurance plans purchased through employers (own, current, or former employer, family business, union, or former employer or union of spouse) and not enrolled in a Medicare risk HMO or Medicaid.

5

Supplemental insurance purchased privately or through organizations such as AARP or professional organizations, and not enrolled in a Medicare risk HMO, Medicaid, or employer-sponsored plan.

6

Medicare fee-for-service only or other public plans (except Medicaid).

NOTES: Data for noninstitutionalized Medicare beneficiaries. Insurance categories are mutually exclusive. Persons with more than one type of coverage are categorized according to the order in which the health insurance categories appear. See Appendix I, Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey (MCBS). Data for additional years are available. See Appendix III.

SOURCES: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey, Access to Care file.

From: Trend Tables

Cover of Health, United States, 2009
Health, United States, 2009: With Special Feature on Medical Technology.
National Center for Health Statistics (US) .
Hyattsville (MD): National Center for Health Statistics (US); 2010 Jan.

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