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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

 

Prescription Opioids: Medicare Needs to Expand Oversight Efforts to Reduce the Risk of Harm

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Elderly,Health/Medical,Medicare/Medicaid

http://www.gao.gov/assets/690/687629.pdf

Examines federal oversight of Medicare beneficiaries who receive opioid prescriptions under Part D and oversight of providers who prescribe opioids.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

Measuring the Adequacy of Retirement Income: A Primer

Categories: Elderly,Income/Poverty,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics

https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/reports/53191-retirementadequacy.pdf

Examines various measures and approaches for quantifying the adequacy of retirement income.  Includes factors considered when measuring retirement income adequacy, and measures of adequacy for both single-year and multi-year analyses.  From the Congressional Budget Office

Low Wage Workers: Poverty and Use of Selected Federal Social Safety Net Programs Persist Among Working Families

The Nation’s Retirement System: A Comprehensive Re-evaluation is Needed to Better Promote Future Retirement Security

Categories: Elderly,Laws/Regulations,Retirement/Social Security

http://www.gao.gov/assets/690/687797.pdf

Examines the challenges to retirement security posed by disappearing pensions.  Draws on recommendations from a panel of experts who see the need for a new evaluation of the American retirement system.  Includes selected federal legislation shaping retirement, and retirement systems in selected countries.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

Living Arrangements of People with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias: Implications for Services and Supports: Issue Brief

Categories: Elderly,Health/Medical,Mental Health,Welfare/Social Services

https://aspe.hhs.gov/system/files/pdf/257966/LivingArran.pdf

Provides an overview of where people with dementias live and reviews use of services, quality of care, hospital and emergency department use, costs of care, and types of end-of-life care.  Contract report prepared for the Office of the Assistant Secretasry for Planning and Evaluation of the Health and Human Services Department

 

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