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Medicare Enrollment Rate, Age 65 and older

This indicator shows the percentage of adults aged 65 and older who were enrolled in Medicare in the past year.

Medicare Enrollment Rate, Age 65 and older

84.1
90.9
Comparison: FL State Value 

90.9

percent
Measurement Period: 2007

County: Miami-Dade

Categories: Health / Older Adults & Aging, Health / Access to Health Services
Technical Note: The distribution for this indicator is based on Medicare Beneficiary Database data for the state of Florida and the population of Florida adults aged 65 and older.
Maintained By: Health Council of South Florida
Last Updated: February 2011

Why is this important?

Medicare is the primary insurance program for seniors and disabled younger adults and pays approximately 56% of beneficiary’s total healthcare costs with the remaining balance considered an out-of-pocket expense, making affordability a major factor in accessing care. With the 65 and over population increasing steadily, the number of available healthcare professionals and resources, and the accessibility and efficacy of the Medicare program within the community together form a cluster of critical determinants of health quality for seniors.

The Healthy People 2020 national health target is to increase the proportion of adults aged 65 and older with a specific source of ongoing care to 100%.

Medicare Enrollment Rate, Age 65 and older

Target Not Met
Comparison: Healthy People 2020 Target 

90.9

percent
Measurement Period: 2007

County: Miami-Dade

Healthy People 2020 Target: 100 percent
Categories: Health / Older Adults & Aging, Health / Access to Health Services
Maintained By: Health Council of South Florida
Last Updated: February 2011

Why is this important?

Medicare is the primary insurance program for seniors and disabled younger adults and pays approximately 56% of beneficiary’s total healthcare costs with the remaining balance considered an out-of-pocket expense, making affordability a major factor in accessing care. With the 65 and over population increasing steadily, the number of available healthcare professionals and resources, and the accessibility and efficacy of the Medicare program within the community together form a cluster of critical determinants of health quality for seniors.

The Healthy People 2020 national health target is to increase the proportion of adults aged 65 and older with a specific source of ongoing care to 100%.