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May 16, 2017 | Featured, News

 

 

In the latest issue of Narrowing The Gap, we draw on the 2016 Equality Indicators and other data to explore some of the issues that seniors face in accessing preventive healthcare, including income and insurance status.

Highlights

  • More than 44 million adults (14.1% of the population) in the United States are 65 and older and 9.4% of those live below 100% of the Federal Poverty Level.
  • In New York City, seniors living in poverty were twice as likely as their more affluent counterparts to have not received a flu vaccination.
  • Half of seniors receiving Medicare spend 17% or more of their income ($3,100) on out-of-pocket expenses related to healthcare.

Download the latest issue of Narrowing the Gap