Silver Book Fact

Health care costs for the elderly, 1992-2006

Between 1992 and 2006, health care costs for the elderly increased by a significant amount.

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

Categories

  • Today's Older Population

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