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March 2003, Vol. 126, No.3
Health care and prescription drug spending by seniorsJessie X. Fan, Ph.D.
Deanna L. Sharpe, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Family and Consumer Economics, University of Missouri-Columbia.
Goog-Soog Hong, Ph.D.
Associate Dean, School of Graduate Studies and Professor of Consumer Sciences, Utah State University.
Spending for health care and for prescription drugs among seniors has increased over the 1980–97 period; the seniors who had insurance coverage in addition to Medicare, on average, spent more on health care and prescription drugs than those who had Medicare coverage only.
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