Health Insurance Coverage During the Years Preceding Medicare Eligibility

By | April 11, 2005

Center faculty Joseph Sudano, PhD co-authored a paper with former Center member David Baker, MD, MPH in the April 11th, 2005, issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine. “Health Insurance Coverage During the Years Preceding Medicare Eligibility” describes the prevalence of uninsurance in a longitudinal cohort of over 6000 US adults 51-57 years old in 1992. Baker and Sudano used data from the Health and Retirement Study that enabled follow-up from 1992 through 2000. They found that the proportion of late-middle aged adults at risk of being uninsured over the follow-up period was 2-3 times higher than current estimates of uninsurance that are based on cross-sectional data. At least one quarter of older adults will be uninsured at some point during the years preceding Medicare eligibility.Health Insurance Coverage During the Years Preceding Medicare Eligibility

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