Accession Number : ADA261739


Title :   Medical Insurance Practices of the Military Elderly: Supplements to Medicare


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jul 1989-Jul 1991


Corporate Author : ACADEMY OF HEALTH SCIENCES (ARMY) FORT SAM HOUSTON TX HEALTH CARE ADMINISTRATION


Personal Author(s) : Pfaff, Gay L


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a261739.pdf


Report Date : 16 May 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 74


Abstract : The purpose of this study was to determine the effects knowledge of the Military Health Service System had on possession of sufficient supplemental health insurance for elderly beneficiaries. A total of 274 Medicare-eligible military beneficiaries completed a self-report questionnaire. Medicare 'Part B' was not carried by 22% of the respondents. They felt the military owed them comprehensive care. Almost half (43%) did not feel supplemental insurance was required. Again, they had been promised free medical care by the military. Correct knowledge of the Military Health Service System was found to significantly influence the retirees possession of sufficient medical insurance. This study supports a growing need to enhance communications with the military retired population concerning their health insurance practices and investments.. .. Dually eligible beneficiaries, Medicare VS. Military elderly, Insurance supplements.


Descriptors :   *INSURANCE , *HEALTH SURVEYS , *RETIREMENT(PERSONNEL) , *VETERANS(MILITARY PERSONNEL) , SOCIAL COMMUNICATION , HEALTH , THESES , QUESTIONNAIRES , POPULATION , PLANNING , MILITARY RESEARCH


Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Medicine and Medical Research


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE