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Comparing Experiences of Adults 55-64 with Those on Medicare

Comparing Experiences of Adults 55-64 with Those on Medicare

This May 2012 issue brief from the Kaiser Family Foundation discusses provisions of the Affordable Care Act that will expand access to health coverage for those who are approaching retirement but too young for Medicare. It compares the experiences of both uninsured and privately insured adults age 55-64 with those of Medicare beneficiaries. Uninsured adults aged 55 to 64 currently face significant difficulties finding affordable and comprehensive coverage in the individual market, either because they cannot afford the premiums for people their age or because they face elevated premiums based on medical underwriting.