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SSI Recipients by State and County, 2017

Categories: Children,Disability,Elderly,Govt Finance,Income/Poverty,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

https://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/ssi_sc/2017/ssi_sc17.pdf

Annual statistical report on number of recipients and amount of payments for the Supplemental Security Income program for the aged, blind and disabled by local area.  From the Social Security Administration

 

Status of the Social Security and Medicare Programs: A Summary of the 2018 Annual Reports

https://www.ssa.gov/OACT/TRSUM/tr18summary.pdf

20+ page summary of the key findings on the current financial status of the Medicare and Social Security Trust Funds.  The two programs amounted to 42% of federal program expenditures in FY2017 and both programs are expected to experience cost growth in excess of GDP growth due to aging of the population.  From the Social Security Administration

 

Fact Sheet: Social Security and Medicare Trustees Report

https://home.treasury.gov/news/press-releases/sm0405

Summarizes the annual financial review of Social Security and Medicare Trust Funds.  Recent policy changes will result in less funding for the Part A Medicare Hospital Fund which will be insolvent by 2026  Social Security is solvent until 2034 under current policies.  Includes links to full text of the Medicare and Social Security reports.  From the Treasury Department

 

National Research Summit on Care, Services, and Supports for Persons with Dementia and their Caregivers Report

Categories: Elderly,Health/Medical,Mental Health

https://aspe.hhs.gov/system/files/pdf/259156/FinalReport.pdf

Reports the results of a conference held in October 2017.  Offers national research recommendations on care and services for persons with dementia and their families.  From the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation of the Department of Health and Human Services

 

Annual Statistical Supplement to the Social Security Bulletin 2017

https://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/supplement/2017/index.html

One of the major annual federal government statistical publications.  Offers statistics and annual information on many social service programs including Social Security, Supplemental Security Income, Unemployment Insurance, Workers’ Compensation, and Disability programs.  From the Social Security Administration

 

Demographic Turning Points for the United States: Population Projections for 2020 to 2060

Categories: Children,Elderly,Population/Census,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics

https://census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/publications/2018/demo/P25_1144.pdf

Sees some historic moments in the coming projections including 2030 when one in five Americans will be projected to be of retirement age and 2035 when older adults will outnumber children for the first time in U.S. history.   From the Census Bureau

 

Expenditures of the Aged Chartbook, 2015

Categories: Elderly,Income/Poverty,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

https://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/chartbooks/expenditures_aged/2015/exp-aged-2015.pdf

Examines the expenditures of those mostly 65 or older to determine the adequacy of economic resources of the elderly. Shows how expenditures are distributed by total income and by expenditure categories.   From the Social Security Administration

 

Effects of Medicare Advantage Enrollment on Beneficiary Risk Scores: Working Paper 2017-08

Categories: Elderly,Govt Finance,Health Insurance,Medicare/Medicaid

https://www.cbo.gov/publication/53270

Explores differences in the methods used to determine federal payments for Medicare Advantage versus Fee for Service patients and why the former are assigned higher risk scores leading to higher government payments.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

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