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OASDI and SSI Program Rates and Limits, 2016

Categories: Elderly,Headlines,Medicare/Medicaid,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics

Bad news for those on Social Security who will receive no cost of living adjustment for 2016. Also covers tax rates, maximum taxable earnings lid, maximum monthly benefit for workers retiring at full retirement age, and more. From the Social Security Administration


Hospitalization, Readmission, and Death Experience of Noninstutionalized Medicare Fee-for-Service Beneficiaries Aged 65 and Over

Categories: Births/Deaths,Elderly,Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Medicare/Medicaid,Statistics

In 2012 nearly one-fifth of Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries who were discharged from a hospital were readmitted within 30 days. Also tracks the number of such readmissions which result in death. From the National Center for Health Statistics


Fast Facts and Figures About Social Security 2015

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

Current program information and data about the Social Security and Supplemental Security Income Programs. From the Social Security Administration


Differentials in the Concentration of Health Expenditures Across Population Subgroups in the U.S., 2013

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

In 2013 health care expenses totaled $1.40 trillion in the U.S. The top 50% accounted for 97% of health care expenditures while the bottom 50% accounted for only 2.9% This report provides detailed estimates of the concentration of health care expenditures for the nation and for specific population subgroups. From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


The Concentration and Persistence in the Level of Health Expenditures Over Time: Estimates for the U.S. Population, 2012-2013

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

In both years of coverage, 30% of the U.S. population accounted for 90% of health care expenditures. Moreover 63% of those in the top 30% in 2012 were also in the top 30% in 2013. Also describes characteristics of those in the top category including health insurance status. From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Unpaid Eldercare in the United States, 2013-14: Data from the American Time Use Survey

Categories: Elderly,Statistics,Volunteering

16% or 40.4 million Americans age 15+ provide unpaid care to individuals who need assistance because of a condition related to aging.   This report provides information about the characteristics of those who provide such care, the time spent providing it, and the nature of the activities they offered. From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


OASDI Beneficiaries by State and County, 2014

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

Presents basic program data on the number and type of beneficiaries and the amount of benefits paid in each state and county under the Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance program.  From the Social Security Administration


Ensuring the Integrity of Medicare Part D

Categories: Crime/Justice,Elderly,Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Medicare/Medicaid

Discusses the vulnerability of the prescription drug portion of Medicare to fraud and what has been done to mitigate the problem in the 9 years since the benefit was added.  From the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services


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