Health care has also evolved over the past 40 years. Prescription drug use has increased among all age groups, especially those older than 65, with the percentage of those who consume more than 5 prescription drugs at 42.2%. Hospital use has decreased about 7% and nursing home facilities have also decreased around 2% from 1975 to 2015. Medicaid coverage has increased by over 25% and more minors are insured than ever before. (Image Source: CDC PHIL)

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