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Providing health care for an older American costs 3 to 5 times more than for an individual under age 65. As the population ages, the nation’s health care spending is projected to increase 25% by 2030.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Merk Institute of Aging and Health. The State of Aging and Health in America 2007. Washington, D.C.: Merk Institute of Aging and Health; 2007. http://www.cdc.gov/aging/pdf/saha_2007.pdf

Reference

Title
The State of Aging and Health in America 2007
Publisher
Merk Institute of Aging and Health
Publication Date
2007
Authors
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Merk Institute of Aging and Health
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Future Economic Burden

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