Continuous Insurance before Enrollment Associated with Better Health and Lower Program Spending

January 2014
GAO Reports;1/16/2014, preceding p1
Government Documents
The article presents a study conducted by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) on the effects of acquiring prior health insurance coverage on beneficiaries of Medicare. Several factors are evaluated which include program spending, health status of beneficiaries and Medicare's health services. A multivariate analysis was utilized through the data released by the Health and Retirement Study and Medicare.


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