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Enrollees who sign on when they are healthy can find themselves trapped as they grow older and sicker.
Millions of Americans are not poor enough to qualify for Medicaid, but they can’t afford to hire someone privately.
Despite the surging older population, there are fewer geriatricians now -- just over 7,400 -- than there were in 2000.
Most of us lack a good understanding of what happens to our bodies during an extended period after middle age.
New limit on out-of-pocket drug costs will help people who take expensive medications for conditions like cancer or hepatitis.
Many nursing homes will not begin inoculations until well into October or even November.
New types of plans target cultural and ethnic communities with special offerings and native-language practitioners.
Ozempic and related medications are changing how ordinary people as well as medical experts think about obesity.
Before they get COVID, people over 65 should have a plan for accessing antiviral treatment.
Three quarters of those who opted for medical aid to end their lives were people with cancer.
The laws governing traditional Medicare don’t provide for coverage of self-administered diagnostic tests.
Between 2.0 million and 4.4 million older adults are homebound, but they haven’t been recognized as a priority group for vaccines.
In most places, elderly people are pitted against one another, competing on an unstable technological playing field for limited shots.
Seniors in nursing homes and assisted living centers will be among the first to vaccinated. Other older adults may have to wait longer.
Individuals report that their health and well-being is worse because of the social distancing required during the pandemic.
Some are forming small groups that agree on pandemic precautions.
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