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US seniors have tougher time paying for health care

Not only are seniors sicker in the U.S. than their counterparts in 10 other high-income countries, but they’re hindered by financial barriers to obtaining the care they need. (Photo: Shutterstock(

There’s at least one group for whom America isn’t quite the greatest country in the world, and that’s seniors, who tend to be sicker and pay more for health care than their peers in other countries

A Commonwealth Fund study, reports Health Day, finds that not only are seniors sicker in the U.S. than their counterparts in 10 other high-income countries, but they’re hindered by financial barriers to obtaining the care they need—despite the fact that they’re covered by Medicare.


Article source: http://www.benefitspro.com/2017/11/20/us-seniors-have-tougher-time-paying-for-health-car

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