Medicare patients pay more on bills

Published Jun 21, 2013 at 05:00AM

A report from the American Medical Association found the average Medicare patient paid 24.6 percent of their medical bills - which is slightly more than what the average patient paid - through co-payments, deductibles and co-insurance plans between February and March.

The average patient paid 23.6 percent of his or her medical bills according to the AMA’s 2013 National Health Insurer Report Card.

Humana patients were responsible for 15 percent of their medical bills, which was the lowest percentage of the eight health plans covered in the report card, while Health Care Service Corporation patients paid 29.2 percent of their medical bills, which was the highest percentage.