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Health care of the disadvantaged: the elderly

Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law

Author: Feder, J.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 1990

Abstract:

This paper explores threats to the maintenance and expansion of public commitment to financing health care for the elderly. Threats come from rising costs that increase financial burdens, especially on low-income elderly; efforts to contain costs that may undermine benefits; and financing initiatives that treat the elderly as the sole revenue source for addressing problems in that age group. A review of these threats provides lessons not only for sustaining and improving health care for the elderly, but also for policy toward equally or more disadvantaged groups.


Further Details

Pages: 259-269
Volume: 15
Issue: 2
Accession Number: November, 2010
Keywords: Health, older, United States
Reads: 166
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