Insurance Prior to Medicare Suggests Health Benefits

Mitka, Mike
March 2014
JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association;3/12/2014, Vol. 311 Issue 10, p1005
Academic Journal
The article discusses a 2014 report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) concluding that individuals with health insurance prior to Medicare were more likely to report being in good or better health during their first six years in Medicare, compared to those without prior insurance.


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