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Of the total health care spending in Medicare households, 62.9% is spent on health insurance premiums, 18.1% is spent on prescription drugs, 15.3% is spent on medical services, and 3.8% is spent on medical supplies.

Cubanski J, Damico A, Neuman T. Health Care on a Budget: An analysis of spending by Medicare households. Menlo Park, CA: Henry J Kaiser Family Foundation; 2009. https://www.kff.org/medicare/report/health-care-on-a-budget-an-analysis-of-spending-by-medicare-households/

Reference

Title
Health Care on a Budget: An analysis of spending by Medicare households
Publisher
Henry J Kaiser Family Foundation
Publication Date
2009
Authors
Cubanski J, Damico A, Neuman T
URL
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  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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