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Title:
   Health Insurance Coverage of Near Elderly Individuals, Ages 55-64, 2006
Product type:
   Statistical Brief 239
MEPS component:
   Household Component
Publication date:
   March 13, 2009
Description:
   Although the vast majority of near elderly individuals are covered by private or public health insurance, those lacking coverage may be particularly vulnerable to the high health care costs associated with serious and chronic illnesses that emerge at older ages. Near elderly adults' source of employment-related coverage differed from that for younger adults. For example, retiree coverage played a larger role in providing employment-related coverage to 55-64 year olds than to 45-54 year olds (16.2 vs. 1.4 percent) and coverage from a current job played a correspondingly smaller role (50.1 percent vs. 65.6 percent).
Author(s):
   Jessica Vistnes, PhD
Agency:
   Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Source:
   Web only
MEPS Topics:
   Priority Conditions -- General, Health Insurance -- Coverage, Jobs, Employment Status, Medical Expenditures, Health Care Costs/Expenditures
PDF link:
   data_files/publications/st239/stat239.pdf (101 KB)
HTML link:
   data_files/publications/st239/stat239.shtml
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