AHA July 28, 2021

A new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine is confirming the role Medicare plays in decreasing disparities in health care access and coverage in the U.S. The authors, by analyzing 10 years of data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System and the Wide-Ranging Online Data for Epidemiologic Research (WONDER) system, found that overall, health care access improved across racial lines for adults age 65 and over following Medicare enrollment.

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