The Agency for Health Care Research & Quality (AHRQ) has released a new statistical brief (#370): Health and Insurance Status, Health Care Use, and Expenditures for Male Veterans, 2008: Estimates for the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population.
HIghlights of the new report include:
- In 2008, elderly veterans were in better health and had lower rates of activity limitation than elderly non-veterans.
- A greater percentage of veterans than non-veterans were covered by private insurance.
- Apart from elderly veterans’ higher average number of ambulatory visits compared to elderly non-veterans, health care use differed little between veterans and non-veterans.
- The portion of medical expenditures paid by Medicaid was lower for veterans than for non-veterans.
Read the complete report here.