A fact check on sex and senior citizens
So much for an epidemic of sexually transmitted diseases among Medicare patients. Michael Miner does the math: "To stick with absolute numbers, among Americans 20 to 24, there were a total of 545,934 cases of chlamydia and syphilis in 2011; among Americans 65 and older there were 1,202. To picture these STDs rampaging through both populations in the same way takes a certain bravado. It also takes credulous editors." More from Ronni Bennett.