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Older Americans are sicker, more cash-strapped for health than elderly in other countries despite Medicare Print E-mail
Written by FHI's Week in Review   
Monday, 20 November 2017 00:00
 
Senior citizens in the United States are, as a group, sicker than their counterparts in 10 other wealthy countries despite having near-universal health coverage provided by Medicare, a new report says. Older Americans are also markedly more likely to have financial barriers to health care than the elderly in the other countries, according to the analysis published Wednesday in the journal Health Affairs.
 
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