Silver Book Fact

In 2006, 43.2 million Americans were covered by Medicare– 7 million disabled.

Boards of Trustees. 2007 Annual Report of the Boards of Trustees of the Federal Hospital Insurance and Federal Supplementary Medical Insurance Trust Funds; 2007:2. http://www.cms.hhs.gov/ReportsTrustFunds/downloads/tr2007.pdf

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  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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