U.S. Seniors Sicker and Struggle to Get Care Compared to Other Developed Countries

American adults at least 65 years of age are sicker and struggle more to afford care than senior citizens in every other developed country, according to a new survey from the Commonwealth Fund that appeared in Health Affairs. The report, the 2017 Commonwealth Fund International Health Policy Survey of Older Adults, the 20th in the…

Study says Many Americans Not Prepared for Serious Illness in Old Age

While Americans are well aware of the health complications that arise in old age, most have not planned ahead for their own illnesses, according to a new Kaiser Family Foundation survey of 998 adults who are either personally age 65 or older living with a serious illness, or have a family member who is or…