Insuring the Near-Elderly: How Much Would Medicare Save?

TitleInsuring the Near-Elderly: How Much Would Medicare Save?
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsBhattacharya, J
JournalAnnals of Internal Medicine
Call Numbernewpubs20100129.pdf
KeywordsInsurance, Medicare/Medicaid/Health Insurance

Providing insurance to uninsured near-elderly adults would result in 98 billion of savings for Medicare in the first decade after that group becomes eligible for Medicare. This calculation rests on the assumption that personal characteristics recorded in the HRS (Health and Retirement Study) data account for all of the differences between the continuously insured and continuously uninsured groups that might affect their utilization after they become eligible for Medicare. Here, Bhattacharya looks at how much Medicare would be saved for insuring the near-elderly.

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Medicare and Medicaid spending/Insured Status

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Citation Key7397
PubMed ID19805763