Near-Elderly Adults, Ages 55-64: Health Insurance Coverage, Cost, and Access

Estimates from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS)

This compilation of tables and figures shows information on health insurance coverage, cost of care and coverage, and access to care and coverage for people 55-64 years of age.

Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

By Jessica Vistnes, Philip Cooper, Didem Bernard, and Jessica Banthin

This compilation of tables and figures shows information on health insurance coverage, cost of care and coverage, and access to care and coverage for people 55-64 years of age.

Contents

Summary
Coverage
   Insurance Status by Age
   Full Year Insurance Status by Age
   Access to Employer Coverage
   Sources of Employment-Related Coverage—Current Job or Retiree Coverage
   Policyholder/Dependent Status for Retiree Coverage
   Retiree Coverage—Employer Data
Cost
   Expenditures by Health Condition
   Non-Group Premiums
   Financial Burdens
Access to Care
   Visits to Health Providers
   Number of Visits
   Delays in Medical Care
Technical Appendix

Current as of May 2009
Internet Citation: Near-Elderly Adults, Ages 55-64: Health Insurance Coverage, Cost, and Access: Estimates from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS). May 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/policymakers/health-initiatives/meps/mepsneareld/index.html