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Out-of-pocket health care expenditures for older Americans, 2009

In 2009, older Americans had average out-of-pocket health care expenditures of $4,846–an increase of 61% since 1999.  The average for Americans of all ages was $3,126.  Older Americans also spent 12.9% of their total expenditures on health–more than twice that spent by all health care consumers.

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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