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Title
Financial Vulnerability Among Medicare Managed CareEnrollees
First Author
Robbins, C. S.
Date of Pub
2005 Spring
Pages
81-92
Volume
26
Issue
3
Other Authors
Heller, A., Myers, A.
Abstract
Consumer Assessment of Health PlansSurvey data show that Medicaremanaged care plans often receive low satis-faction scores from certain vulnerable pop-ulations. This article describes findingsfrom a qualitative study with beneficiariesabout their Medicare managed care experi-ences. Focus groups were stratified by par-ticipant race/ethnicity and self-describedhealth status. Yet participants did notdescribe their concerns in terms of theirrace, ethnicity, or health condition, butrather their access to financial resources.Our findings suggest that researchers con-sider how socioeconomics creates healthcare vulnerability for racial and ethnicminorities, females, people with disabili-ties, and other economically marginalizedpersons.INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW
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