TITLE

What's new for the old

PUB. DATE
October 2005
SOURCE
Crain's New York Business;10/24/2005, Vol. 21 Issue 43, p29
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Report
ABSTRACT
This article reports that overall health care spending by seniors in the United States is projected to increase by 75% between 1992 and 2010, according to a new study. Nearly 13% of New York's residents are over the age of 65 years, and that number is expected to rapidly multiply as the first wave of baby boomers hits that golden age when many people retire. The study was commissioned by advocacy group Families USA. This special report focuses on the most pressing issues facing the elderly today: the emotional toll on caregivers, the new Medicare drug plans, and the failure of long-term care insurance.
ACCESSION #
18770826

 

Related Articles

  • Prescribing less expensive medicine. Barton, Joe // Fort Worth Business Press;4/24/2006, Vol. 19 Issue 17, Special section p3 

    Focuses on the enrollment of senior citizens in the Part D Medicare drug program under the Medicare Modernization Act in the U.S. Role of drugs in mitigating serious diseases; Number of Texans who are receiving prescription drug coverage under the program; Savings experienced by those who have...

  • D for Doomed? Huang, Wendy; Mozeson, Mark; Pesile, Jason // Pharmaceutical Executive;May2006, Vol. 26 Issue 5, p138 

    The article provides insights on problems associated with the implementation of the Medicare Modernization Act (MMA). According to the article, the U.S. government has underestimated the expenses involved in the implementation. Results from the Wall Street Journal/Harris Online survey showed...

  • Medicare Marketing Scams.  // Advertising Age;4/10/2006, Vol. 77 Issue 15, p30 

    The article focuses on scams and deceptive marketing related to Medicare drug plans in the U.S. Mary Solis,a coordinator for an anti-fraud program in South Texas, found out that a lot of older people have bought drug plans that did not cover many of their prescriptions. Some even paid hundreds...

  • Targeting Medicare Consumers. Stensrud, John; Sylvestre, Edward; Sivadas, Eugene // Marketing Health Services;Spring97, Vol. 17 Issue 1, p8 

    This article examines how U.S. health care providers are coping with a market environment that is calling on them to increase access, lower their costs, and raise quality all with diminishing resources. The authors contend that identifying customer preferences is the ideal way to remain...

  • Medicare: How to navigate the maze.  // Consumer Reports;Dec2010, Vol. 75 Issue 12, p12 

    The article presents information on Medicare, focusing on advice for consumers who are eligible for it. It is recommended that people sign up for Medicare prior to turning 65, as this prevents delays in the start of coverage. It is also important not to put off signing up for Medicare Part B...

  • Insurers whack elderly to celebrate new year.  // Massachusetts Nurse Advocate;Feb2008, Vol. 79 Issue 2, p2 

    The article discusses the premium increase of almost 25 percent in the prescription drug insurance for senior citizens in 2008 in the U.S. It presents an overview of the first two years of the nation's drug plan, showing much lower insurance costs than projected by the Centers for Medicare and...

  • MEDICARE'S COMPLICATED BIRTH. Dallek, Robert // American Heritage;Summer2010, Vol. 60 Issue 2, p28 

    The article presents an examination of United States President Lyndon B. Johnson's efforts to develop comprehensive federal insurance for seniors in 1965. Known as Medicare, the article explores how Johnson carefully advanced portions of the bill in order to develop the reforms he desired and...

  • Low Medicare, Medicaid rates costly for consumers, employers.  // H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;Jan2009, Vol. 83 Issue 1, p44 

    This article reveals that low Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements to hospitals and physicians lead to significantly higher health insurance costs for consumers and employers, according to a study released in December 2008 by Milliman Inc. The report found that annual health care spending for an...

  • Modernizing Medicare: The Prescription Drug Debate. Shepler, Bob // Financial Executive;Jun2003, Vol. 19 Issue 4, p64 

    The article focuses on a debate that arose in the U.S. Congress in regard to the Medicare Program. The debate refers to the addition of a prescription drug benefit to the Medicare program to bring the program into the modern medical era. When U.S. Congress drafted the Medicare program in 1965,...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics