Silver Book Fact

Fact image

Out-of-Pocket Spending on Health Care by Medicare Beneficiaries, by Type of Expenditure, 2003

Caplan, Craig, and Normandy Brangan. Out-of-Pocket Spending on Health Care by Medicare Beneficiaries Age 65 and Older in 2003. Washington, DC: AARP; September 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
September 2004
Authors
Caplan, Craig, and Normandy Brangan
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

Related Facts

  • Certified home care providers charge the most of any home health aides, averaging $36.22 per hour (a 17% increase over 2005). Non-certified but licensed providers charge an average of $22.15…  
  • Percentage of Medicare enrollees age 65 and over who have limitations in activities of daily living (ADLs) or instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs), or who are in a facility,…  
  • In 2006, 42% of Americans age 75 years and over living in the community reported having a limitation in their usual activity due to a chronic condition, compared with 13%…  
  • Older persons with a spouse and a child, and older persons living with others were most likely to rely entirely on informal care (about 62% for both groups).  
  • In 2009, half of the adult population in the U.S.—133 million—was living with at least one chronic disease.