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Average health care spending made up 14.1% of all spending in Medicare households.

Cubanski J, Damico A, Neuman T. Health Care on a Budget: An analysis of spending by Medicare households. Menlo Park, CA: Henry J Kaiser Family Foundation; February 2009. https://kaiserfamilyfoundation.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/7859.pdf

Reference

Title
Health Care on a Budget: An analysis of spending by Medicare households
Publisher
Henry J Kaiser Family Foundation
Publication Date
February 2009
Authors
Cubanski J, Damico A, Neuman T
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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