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OASDI Beneficiaries by State and County, 2013

Categories: Disability,Elderly,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

Provides statistics on the Social Security population at the local level, including the number and type of beneficiaries and the amount of benefits paid in each state and county.  From the Social Security Administration


Rural Residents Who are Hospitalized in Rural and Urban Hospitals: United States, 2010

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Elderly,Health/Medical,Medicare/Medicaid,Statistics

Rural areas are medically underserved and rural hospitals are usually small with a low volume of services.  This study compares characteristics of rural residents who use rural hospitals (60%) with those who travel to urban hospitals (40%) for medical care. Finds that those who used rural hospitals were older and more likely to be on Medicare. From the National Center for Health Statistics


65+ in the United States: 2010

Statistics on the size and growth, socio-economic characteristics, geographic distribution, labor force participation, and longevity and health of the elderly population.  From the Census Bureau


Prevalence of Incontinence Among Older Americans

Categories: Elderly,Health/Medical,Mental Health,Statistics

Presents national estimates of incontinence among persons 65 and over by sociodemographic characteristics.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Medicaid: Financial Characteristics of Approved Applicants and Methods Used to Reduce Assets to Qualify for Nursing Home Coverage

Categories: Elderly,Health/Medical,Medicare/Medicaid

Medicaid paid for nearly one-third of the nation’s $158 billion in nursing home expenditures in 2012.  This report examines financial characteristics of applicants approved for Medicaid nursing home coverage in selected states, methods used to reduce countable assets to qualify for Medicaid, and information considered the most useful in assessing applicants’ financial eligibility.  From the Government Accountability Office


Reduction in Face-to-Face Services at the Social Security Administration: Summary of Committee Staff Investigation

Categories: Elderly,Govt Finance,Govt Personnel,Retirement/Social Security

Criticizes the Social Security Administration for criteria used for deciding on office closures and reduction of services to general public in the wake of budget cuts.  From the Senate Special Committee on Aging


Congressional Statistics, December 2013

Categories: Disability,Elderly,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

Provides fact sheets and statistical tables on number of recipients and total dollar amounts for the Social Security and Supplemental Security Income programs by state and congressional district.  From the Social Security Administration



Per Capita Health Spending for Elderly Grows At Lowest Rate Among All Age Groups from 2002-2010

Categories: Elderly,Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Statistics

Press release which reports that average annual growth in per capita personal health care spending for the elderly was 4.1% in the 2002-2010 period, the lowest among any other age groups studied. Provides links to article and statistical tables.  From the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services


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