Study: Older Americans Less Able To Afford Health Care Than Seniors In Other Nations
The study, by the Commonwealth Fund, looked at the health of seniors in America compared to those in 10 other developed nations and also found older Americans were sicker than their counterparts elsewhere.
Kaiser Health News:
Study: American Seniors Face Health Care Gaps, Despite Medicare
Americans older than 65 are more likely to have chronic illnesses and to say they struggle to afford health care – despite qualifying for the federal Medicare program – than are seniors in other industrialized countries, according to a study by the Commonwealth Fund published Wednesday in the journal Health Affairs. The findings, which are based on phone surveys conducted in 11 industrialized countries, highlight gaps in Medicare coverage that should be addressed, said Donald Moulds, one of the study’s authors and executive vice president for programs at the fund. (Luthra, 11/19)
U.S. Senior Health Lags In Commonwealth International Survey
Americans over the age of 65 are sicker and less able to afford health care than their cohorts in 10 other developed countries, according to a new survey from the Commonwealth Fund. (Wheaton, 11/19)