Does you library serve seniors? One of the top questions from this group is about health, wellness and heathcare. Here’s some AARP facts:
Quick Health Facts 2012: Selected State Data on Older Americans
“Source: AARP Public Policy Institute
Quick Health Facts 2012: Selected State Data on Older Americans provides a snapshot of each state’s health care landscape by providing comparable state-level and national data for over 70 indicators. This report, which is part of a biannual series on state-level data, is designed to reflect current health care priorities, with a particular focus on data that is relevant to the provisions of the recently upheld health care reform legislation. For example:
- The Demographics section presents data on the 50- to 64-year-old population that shows what percentage of the population could be eligible for health insurance premium and cost-sharing assistance starting in 2014.
- In the Medicare section, the number of Medicare Part B beneficiaries who paid an income-related premium in 2008 is an indicator of how many Medicare Part D enrollees could pay an income-related premium.
- The Coverage and Capacity section includes data on private employers that currently offer health care coverage; many employers will be required to offer health insurance starting in 2014.”