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Title
Participation in the Qualified Medical Beneficiary Program.
First Author
Neumann, Peter J
Date of Pub
1995 Winter
Pages
169-178
Volume
17
Issue
2
Other Authors
Bayer, Ellen J; Bernardin, Mimi D; Evans, William N
Abstract
This article has three objectives: to estimate how many eligible elderly beneficiaries are participating in the Qualified Medicare Beneficiary (QMB) program; to determine the characteristics of participating and non participating eligibles; and to identify the most significant barriers to program participation. We used data from the Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey (MCBS) and the Medicare Buy-In file. We found that 41 percent of QMB eligibles are enrolled in the program; participation is higher for poor and less educated beneficiaries, those in poorer health, rural residents, African Americans, and Hispanics. Finally, we found that, in general, eligible beneficiaries are ill informed about the program.
Abstract Continued
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MeSH
Eligibility Determination : Poverty : Aged : Awareness : Demography : Health Services Accessibility/economics/statistics & numerical data : Health Services Research : Health Status : Human : Medicare/statistics & numerical data/utilization : Regression Analysis : Social Class : Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S. : United States
NTIS Number
PB96-172663