Research and Analysis by Lisa Alecxih

Medicare Premium Buy-in Programs: Results of SSA Demonstration Projects
from Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 63 No. 3 (released July 2001)
by Mark Nadel, Lisa Alecxih, Rene Parent, and James Sears

In response to a Congressional mandate, SSA tested six different techniques to increase enrollment in programs that pay some Medicare expenses, such as premiums, for low-income individuals. This article describes these outreach projects, provides estimates of the eligible population, and discusses what could be expected for future efforts based on the results of the project.