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AARP study examines health insurance coverage and costs at older ages

Health care and nursing home care costs are on the rise for senior citizens. A new AARP Public Policy institute commission report looked into the impact of employer cuts in retiree health benefit programs on older Americans. The report examines the availability and costs of health insurance coverage at older ages. Because insurance premiums have soared for older Americans in recent years, the share of older people facing catastrophic health care costs has increased.

For the full report.