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Average Out-of-Pocket Spending on Health Care by Medicare Beneficiaries, by Income as a Percent of Federal Poverty Level, 2003

Caplan, Craig, and Normandy Brangan. Out-of-Pocket Spending on Health Care by Medicare Beneficiaries Age 65 and Older in 2003. Washington, DC: AARP; September 2004. http://www.aarp.org/research/medicare/outofpocket/aresearch-import-912-DD101.html

Reference

Title
Out-of-Pocket Spending on Health Care by Medicare Beneficiaries Age 65 and Older in 2003
Publication
Data Digest: AARP Public Policy Institute
Publisher
AARP
Publication Date
September 2004
Authors
Caplan, Craig, and Normandy Brangan
URL
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