Materials: Addressing the Unaffordability of Health and Long-Term Care for California’s Middle-Income Older Adults

West Health, The SCAN Foundation, and ITUP Discussed the Challenges Facing California’s Middle-Income Older Adults

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More than one-third of people aged 65 and older express concern about paying for needed health care and long-term care. Middle-income older adults are in the particularly precarious position of being ineligible for Medicaid assistance, yet still have difficulty affording all their out-of-pocket costs when they need health and long-term care.

West Health, The SCAN Foundation, ITUP, and expert guests discussed California’s middle-income older adults, the challenges they face affording health care and social supports, and potential policy opportunities to improve their health and livelihoods.

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Attendees heard a new analysis from NORC at the University of Chicago that explores the demographic characteristics of California’s middle-income older adults and the current/future challenges they face in affording care.




KFF Presentation: Health Care Affordability and Older Adults

NORC Presentation: Understanding California’s Middle-Income Older Adult Population