For many older adults having access to affordable health care is a major concern. The present study's goal was to examine what factors were related to individuals' knowledge of late-life health insurance. A total of 131 women and 116 men (all aged 55-71) answered questions about private, Medicare, Medigap, and long-term care insurances. In addition, they answered demographic, personality, and health status questions. Results revealed that different factors are related to men's and women's knowledge of late-life health insurance options implying genderspecific educational interventions would be more effective than current educational interventions.
|Number of pages||16|
|Journal||Journal of Women and Aging|
|State||Published - Sep 19 2007|
- Health insurance
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Gender Studies
- Geriatrics and Gerontology