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PPI Research examines the prospects for secure middle-class retirement.  


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Data by state on Americans 50-plus: health, financial security, housing, caregiving and more.  Read

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State Data

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State-specific data on socioeconomic indicators and public programs that impact the health and well-being of older Americans:

Importance of Social Security and Medicare

The number of seniors who count on Social Security for much of their retirement income; the percentage of middle income seniors kept out of poverty by Social Security; number of state Medicare beneficiaries; and the role of Social Security and Medicare in the state economy.


Long-term Care and Independent Living Profile
Population by age cohort, locality, gender, income level, disability rates. Long-term care financing, utilization, costs, resources and trends.

Raising Expectations: A State Scorecard on Long-Term Services and Supports

Data on affordability and access to care, quality of care and quality of life, choice of setting and providers, and support for family caregivers.

Housing Profile

Households by race, type, family make-up, and incidence of disabilities. Characteristics of occupied units.


Impact of the Recession on Long-term Services and Supports by State, 2010

Data on non-Medicaid services, Medicaid long-term services and supports (LTSS), LTSS expenditures and provider payment rates, and state priorities.


Health Data on Older Americans

Demographic data, health expenditures and financing, health status, Medicare enrollment, utilization and quality of services, access to care.


Economic, Demographic and Fiscal Indicators

Economic indicators, population and poverty data, income distribution, state and local revenues, taxes and rates, state and local expenditures.


Energy and Telephone Assistance Profile

Lifeline and link-up phone assistance. Low Income Home Energy Assistance, Weatherization Assistance Programs and utility rate assistance.


Economic Value of Family Caregiving

Number of care givers, economic value of caregiving, economic value relative to level of Medicaid spending.


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