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Focus on Prices and Spending, Consumer Expenditure, Volume 2, Number 8

Focus on Prices and Spending | Consumer Expenditure | Volume 2, Number 8

Chart 1. Average health insurance and prescription drug shares of total health care spending by Medicare households, 2005–2009
Item 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

Health insurance

58.3 62.9 66.2 66.6 66.1

Prescription drugs

20.7 17.8 15.5 14.5 14.0

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