Socioeconomic factors and Medicare supplemental health insurance.
Garfinkel, Steven A
Date of Pub
Bonito, Arthur J; McLeroy, Kenneth R
This analysis was conducted to determine how personal and community characteristics affect coverage by private insurance to
supplement Medicare. Data from the 1980 National Medical Care Utilization and Expenditure Survey were used. After controlling
for health status, it was found that supplemental coverage was positively associated with education, income, number of self-reported
chronic conditions, being white, being married, and having a regular source of care. Private coverage was negatively associated
with Medicaid coverage and age. The only community characteristic associated with supplemental coverage was region. Consideration
of local medical resources and economic measures did not change that.
Data Collection : Deductibles and Coinsurance : Human : Insurance, Health/supply & distribution : Medicare/utilization : Regression
Analysis : Socioeconomic Factors : Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S. : United States