Medicare Facts and Figures

A California Perspective

Published in: California Healthcare Foundation, (Oakland, CA: California Healthcare Foundation, Feb. 2006)

Posted on RAND.org on January 01, 2006

by Cynthia R. Schuster, Dana P. Goldman, Mary E. Vaiana

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This graphic overview of Medicare in California covers demographics, health status, insurance coverage, quality of care, utilization, and spending. It provides a framework to better understand current and anticipated trends, and serves as a tool to help decision-makers and advocates design policies and programs that meet the needs of beneficiaries.

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