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2021 Annual Medicare Report

Few events have tested the modern American healthcare system quite like the COVID-19 pandemic, especially in the vulnerable Medicare population. Vaccines and basic social protocols have allowed older Americans to inch back to pre-pandemic normalcy. Still, signs point to other lifestyle and financial challenges felt by older Americans looking to reset and rebuild. In July…

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Addressing Social Determinants of Health for Seniors

According to a recent GoHealth analysis, the continued expansion of supplemental benefits in Medicare Advantage plans can provide an ideal platform for addressing risk factors and giving seniors resources to drive better health outcomes. Learning from Adversity A crisis often exposes society’s most deep-seated inequities, and the COVID-19 pandemic has brought many of the stark…

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Survey: COVID-19 Vaccine and Social Changes Among Older Adults

After COVID-19 vaccinations began in the United States in the final weeks of 2020, older adults were among the first populations served. Now that all U.S. adults are eligible for a COVID vaccine, questions about “getting back to normal” still loom large for those fully vaccinated. Based on recent data, a majority of older adults…

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A New GoHealth Study Reports Older Americans are Familiar with Original Medicare, but Lack Awareness & Understanding of the Alternative in Medicare Advantage

A Knowledge Gap Exists According to a recent GoHealth study, many older Americans lack knowledge and awareness of the full menu of Medicare options available to them. As the saying goes, if you haven’t got your health, you haven’t got anything at all. Part A and Part B are significant health resources for many seniors,…

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Report: Flu Shots, COVID-19 Vaccine and Holiday Gatherings

Families and friends are beginning to deck the halls, but the holiday season’s usual cheer is shifting to anxiety around social gatherings. According to the new Winter Wellness Survey, Americans say their health safety concerns will continue to increase with flu and COVID-19 spreading in communities across the country. GoHealth recently commissioned 1,550 online interviews…

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Report: Older Americans Support Lowering of Medicare Eligibility Age

For a growing number of Americans, health insurance is a double-edged sword; some can’t afford it, but they also can’t afford to live without it. For older Americans who see help on the horizon in the form of Medicare, a proposal like Medicare at 60 — which aims to lower the eligibility age from 65…

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Gen X & Millennials Take on the Role of Caregiver

There’s no shortage of opinions about Millennials or Gen X. According to the latest U.S. census data, there are over 61 million Millennials aged 24 to 39 and 65 million Gen X’ers aged 40 to 55. Between both of these generations, many are facing a new reality or role – the caregiver – that is…

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