Medicare Advantage Demographics Report, 2013
by Center for Policy and Research
February 1, 2016
Nationwide, 31 percent of all Medicare beneficiaries were enrolled in Medicare Advantage plans in 2013, including 45 percent of Hispanic and 33 percent of African-American Medicare beneficiaries.
Medicare Advantage plans had a higher percentage of beneficiaries age 75 years and older: 41 percent compared to 36 percent for Medicare FFS.
Fifty-five percent of Medicare beneficiaries with Medicare Advantage coverage in 2013 were women.
New data from the Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey (MCBS) showed that Medicare Advantage plans, Medicare’s private comprehensive health plans, continued to be a vital source of coverage for low-income beneficiaries and diverse populations in 2013.