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State Fact Sheets Demonstrate Medicare’s Impact on the Economy

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En español | Older voters have identified Medicare as one of their top issues in the November elections, yet too many politicians fail to recognize the contributions Medicare makes to the economy and the health security of millions of Americans. Any candidates who fail to talk about how they would strengthen Medicare for future generations do so at their peril.

Medicare, which helped pay the health care costs of 56 million beneficiaries in 2017, is a critical part of the country’s economic infrastructure, investing about $710 billion in the national economy that year. The fact sheets below illustrate Medicare’s contribution to the economies of each state and the District of Columbia.

Medicare State Fact Sheets