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Medicare payments for older adults, 2008

Of enrollees aged 65 and over, Medicare paid for 60 percent of their health care costs in 2008.

Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics. Older Americans 2012: Key Indicators on Well-Being; 2012. http://www.agingstats.gov/agingstatsdotnet/Main_Site/Data/2012_Documents/docs/EntireChartbook.pdf. Accessed July 1, 2015

Reference

Title
Older Americans 2012: Key Indicators on Well-Being
Publication Date
2012
Authors
Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics
URL
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  • Today's Older Population

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