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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

 

Concentration of Health Expenditures in the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, 2014

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

https://meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_files/publications/st497/stat497.pdf

In 2014 health care spending accounted for 17.5% of the U.S. GDP, yet only 5% of the population accounted for over half of all health care spending.  This report tracks spending among sub-populations based on age and insurance status.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

Creating Age-Friendly Cities

Categories: Elderly,Environment,Great Britain,Housing/Homelessness,Science/Technology,Transportation,Urban Issues

http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/POST-PN-0539/POST-PN-0539.pdf

By 2050 89% of the UK’s population will live in cities and 24% will be over 65.  This report examines how housing, outdoor spaces, and transportation can be made more age-friendly.  From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

 

The Supplemental Poverty Measure: 2015

Categories: Children,Elderly,Headlines,Income/Poverty,Population/Census,Statistics

http://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/publications/2016/demo/p60-258.pdf

The SPM extends the official poverty measure by measuring the effect of government assistance programs.  Reports that under the SPM measure 45.7 million individuals in the U.S. fell below the poverty line in 2015 including 11.9 million children and 6.5 million adults age 65+.  From the Census Bureau

 

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