Health Insurance Concerns of Adults Approaching Retirement

JAMA Network Open


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What The Study Did: An online survey study was conducted to gauge the perspectives of adults who are nearing retirement (ages 50 to 64) about their confidence in affording heath insurance, keeping a job or delaying retirement to have employer-sponsored health insurance; their concerns about potential changes to to health insurance because of changes to federal policies; and the avoidance of medical care or medications because of cost.

Authors: Renuka Tipirneni, M.D., M.Sc., of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, is the corresponding author.



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