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An Update to the Budget and Economic Outlook: 2017 to 2027

Categories: Business/Economics,Elderly,Govt Finance,Statistics,Taxes

https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/reports/52801-june2017outlook.pdf

Predicts modest U.S. economic growth of 1.9 to 2% through 2027 with rising budget deficits due to retirement and health care programs for older people.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Vaccination Coverage Among Adults Aged 65 and Over: United States, 2015

Categories: Elderly,Health/Medical,Statistics

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db281.pdf

Reports on types of vaccination coverage for elderly including influenza, pneumococcal, shingles, and tetanus booster within the last 10 years.  Data are presented by sex, age, race/ethnicity, and poverty status.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Projecting Demand for the Services of Primary Care Doctors

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

https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/workingpaper/52748-workingpaper.pdf

Predicts a slightly faster rise in demand for physicians in the 2013-2023 decade than in the previous decade.  Also outlines ways in which supply might respond to demand with and without federal government intervention.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Out-of-Pocket Health Care Expenses for Medical Services, by Insurance Coverage, 2000-2014

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

https://meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_files/publications/st500/stat500.pdf

Examines spending on health insurance premiums including the percentage of persons with out-of-pocket payments among those with health expenses, the out-of-pocket payment as a percentage of a person’s expenses, and the average amount paid out of pocket per person. Also shows results for the elderly and non-elderly.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

Emergency Department Visits for Injury and Illness Among Adults Aged 65 and Over: United States, 2012-2013

Categories: Elderly,Health/Medical,Statistics,Women

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db272.pdf

Describes and compares characteristics of emergency department visits resulting from injury or illness in older patients.  Women had a higher injury rate than men, although no difference was found in the illness rates.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Out-of-Pocket Expenditures for Adults with Health Care Expenses for Multiple Chronic Conditions, U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, 2014

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

https://meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_files/publications/st498/stat498.pdf

Examines the financial burden that results from having medical treatment relating to two or more common chronic conditions from a list prepared for the study.  Also examines demographic and socio-economic conditions of this subset of the population.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

Snapshot of Older Consumers and Student Loan Debt

Categories: Education-Higher,Elderly,Financial Crisis/Markets,Headlines,Prices/Inflation

https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.consumerfinance.gov/f/documents/201701_cfpb_OA-Student-Loan-Snapshot.pdf

Describes the increasing student loan debt that older consumers are carrying and how the increased debt burden is affecting their financial security.  This trend is caused by borrowers carrying student loan repayment later in life and older people helping to finance their children’s and grandchildren’s college education.  From the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

 

Healthy People 2020 Midcourse Review

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/healthy_people/hp2020/hp2020_midcourse_review.htm

Provides a snapshot of progress toward meeting targets halfway through the 10 year initiative.  Covers 42 topic areas and includes health disparities data.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

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