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Medicare beneficiaries over age 65 and 85 in 2003

51% of non-institutionalized Medicare beneficiaries age 65 and older in 2003 were between 65 and 74 years old; 12% were age 85 and older.

Caplan C, Brangan N. Out-of-Pocket Spending on Health Care by Medicare Beneficiaries Age 65 and Older in 2003. Washington, DC: AARP; 2004. http://www.aarp.org/research/medicare/outofpocket/aresearch-import-912-DD101.html

Reference

Title
Out-of-Pocket Spending on Health Care by Medicare Beneficiaries Age 65 and Older in 2003
Publication
Data Digest: AARP Public Policy Institute
Publisher
AARP
Publication Date
2004
Authors
Caplan C, Brangan N
URL
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