Kaiser Family Foundation March 27, 2023
Lindsey Dawson, Jennifer Kates, Tatyana Roberts, Juliette Cubanski, Tricia Neuman, Anthony Damico

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  • In 2020, more than a quarter (28%) of people with HIV in the U.S. were estimated to be covered by Medicare, the federal health insurance program for people age 65 and older and for younger adults with long-term disabilities. Medicare covers a range of services that are important to people with and at risk for HIV, including prescription drugs, inpatient and outpatient care, and preventive services.
  • The number of traditional Medicare beneficiaries with HIV has more than doubled since the 1990s, increasing from approximately 42,500 in 1997 to more than 100,000 in 2020. The total number of Medicare beneficiaries with HIV is likely substantially larger as this estimate does not include beneficiaries enrolled in Medicare Advantage plans....

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