Financial Vulnerability Among Medicare Managed CareEnrollees
Robbins, C. S.
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Heller, A., Myers, A.
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