|Poorer and minority older adults are suspicious of the US health care system – a new study shows why
|Year of Publication
|Cohen, MA, Tavares, J
|health care system, Income inequality, Racial Disparities
We analyzed information collected in a biannual national survey called the Health and Retirement Study. Along with colleagues at the LeadingAge LTSS Center at the University of Massachusetts Boston and the Center for Consumer Engagement in Health Innovation, we found that fully one-third of U.S. respondents age 50 and older reported the health care system “never,” or only “sometimes,” considered their care preferences. The other two-thirds reported their preferences were “usually” or “always” taken into account.