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Health insurance coverage for older Americans, 2009

In 2009, 93.5% of non-institutionalized Americans age 65+ were covered by Medicare.  Of those, around 58% had some type of supplemental private health insurance.  8% had military-based health insurance, and 9% were covered by Medicaid.

Administration on Aging. A Profile of Older Americans: 2010. Washington, DC: US Department of Health and Human Services; 2011. http://www.aoa.acl.gov/Aging_Statistics/Profile/2010/3.aspx

Reference

Title
A Profile of Older Americans: 2010
Publisher
US Department of Health and Human Services
Publication Date
2011
Authors
Administration on Aging
URL
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  • Today's Older Population

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