Issue Brief

No. 782

Medigap: Prevalence, Premiums, and Opportunities for Reform
September 9, 2002

Author

Nora Super

Summary

This issue brief provides an overview of Medicare's coverage gaps and the primary sources of supplemental coverage for Medicare beneficiaries. It focuses particularly on the Medigap market: the effects of standardization, recent premium trends and rating practices, and options for reform. It considers Medigap within the context of Medicare prescription drug proposals and efforts to reform the entire Medicare program.

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