Silver Book Fact

Over 2/5 of Americans age 65 and older who had health care expenses paid at least $1,000 out-of-pocket in 2003.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. Health, United States, 2006: With chartbook on trends in the health of Americans. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; 2006. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hus/hus06.pdf

Reference

Title
Health, United States, 2006: With chartbook on trends in the health of Americans
Publisher
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Publication Date
2006
Authors
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

Related Facts

  • Spending for two Medicaid services is expected to accelerate in 2006: home health care (from 14% in 2005 to 19.8% in 2006), and other personal health care (from 8.1% in…  
  • Increases in Prevalence and Treatment Intensity of Chronic Disease are Responsible for About Two-Thirds of the Increase in Health Care Costs Over the Past Two Decades  
  • Chronic diseases are the leading cause of death and disability in the United States–accounting for 70% of all deaths.  
  • Average annual prescription drug costs and sources of payment among noninstitutionalized Medicare enrollees age 65 and over, 1992-2004  
  • Percent Change in Selected Leading Causes of Death from 2000 to 2004