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Table 3 Observed and predicted expenditures and health outcomes

From: Is expanding Medicare coverage cost-effective?

Expenditures
Age-group Observed Private supplemental insurance Observed Medicare only Predicted*
65–74 $4029 $3632 $4141
>75 $5942 $4243 $5919
Health-related quality of life score
65–74 0.78 0.71 0.73
>75 0.70 0.62 0.67
Mortality†
65–74 0.043 0.067 0.048
>75 0.083 0.129 0.092
  1. *Values for effects of supplemental insurance on those with Medicare only using predictive regression models.
  2. † Proportion dying within 24 months.