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Public Policy, Health Care and Older Women

Journal of Women & Aging

Author: Jorgensen, L. A. B.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 1994


The most serious problem facing the older generation in the United States is the availability & affordability of health care. In the last two decades there has been a dramatic fall in poverty among the aged, yet for many elderly persons & especially older women, Social Security benefits barely keep them above the poverty level. Access to medical care has improved with Medicaid & Medicare, but not to the extent that the aging population had anticipated. Proposals for universal health care have been put forth by politicians, legislators, & professional organizations. Many believe women must assert themselves if their health care needs are to be adequately & fairly addressed. To this end, more women than ever are becoming involved in the political process, running for & being elected to local, state, & national offices. It is anticipated that these women will be sensitive to the health care needs of older women & put forth efforts to develop & implement policies that address these needs.

Further Details

Pages: 201-220
Volume: 5
Issue: 3-4
Accession Number: 8.5.03
Research Notes: Electronic copy added 21/08/2013
Keywords: North Americaolderhealth improvementpolicy compliance
Reads: 205