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People Without Insurance Need More Medicare Services


Aug 15, 2007

A new report in the New England Journal of Medicine has found that if people are uninsured between the ages of 50 and 65 and if they have cardiovascular disease or diabetes, they will require costlier and more intensive services from Medicare than previously insured people.

In essence, the uninsured must play catch-up after they reach 65 because they've been forced to neglect their health up to that point and are, therefore, in worse shape than they would have been if they'd had insurance during the preceding years.

The study authors point out that extending healthcare coverage to uninsured near-elderly adults may not only improve their health, but also reduce the subsequent burden on Medicare.

Source: New England Journal of Medicine, July 2007

Editor's Note: We need healthcare for all!


Categories: Diabetes, Diabetes, Health Insurance, Heart Care & Heart Disease



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