This report, supported by The John A. Hartford Foundation, explores the care experienced by older adults in the U.S., including the number and types of care providers they see, along with the frequency with which they have contact with the health care system. It identifies areas where improvements are most needed and recognizes areas in which improvements are already under way. Finally, it notes the distinctive challenges and opportunities presented by people with multiple chronic conditions and dementia. Read the report, policy-oriented or consumer-oriented press release, download data tables, or purchase a copy.
A casual reader of The New York Times article by Kevin Quealy and Margot Sanger-Katz, "The Experts Were Wrong about the Best Places for Better and Cheaper Health Care," would be forgiven if they missed this critical point. By focusing only on total spending—price times quantity—they give the impression that Medicare data tells us nothing about private insurance markets. Not so.
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