*Produced by: Usha Ranji, MS, Alina Salganicoff, PhD, Adara Beamesderfer, Anne Jankiewicz, and David Rousseau, MPH
This month's Visualizing Health Policy provides information about the role of Medicaid and Medicare in women's health care: the proportion of US women who are covered by Medicaid and Medicare; how women comprise the majority of those covered by the Medicaid and Medicare programs and the majority of those receiving long-term services and supports (such as home health care); how women on Medicaid are poorer and sicker than women with private coverage; how Medicaid is a primary payer for women's reproductive health services; and how women on Medicare spend more than their male counterparts on medical care and also have higher rates of health problems and social challenges. For a complete view, select the PDF available in the upper-right article toolbar.
Source: Kaiser Family Foundation (http://www.kff.org) analysis. Original data and detailed source information are available at http://facts.kff.org/jama_051513.
Kaiser Family Foundation*. The Role of Medicaid and Medicare in Women's Health Care. JAMA. 2013;309(19):1984. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.4269