Medicare provides nearly universal health insurance to individuals at age 65 years. In this cross-sectional study that uses a regression discontinuity design, eligibility for Medicare at age 65 years was associated with marked reductions in racial and ethnic disparities in insurance coverage, access to care, and self-reported health.
Abstract and Citation
Wallace J, Jiang K, Goldsmith-Pinkham P, Song Z. Changes in Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Access to Care and Health Among US Adults at Age 65 Years. JAMA Intern Med. 2021;181(9):1207–1215. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2021.3922