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):

Report Date:

1992-05-16

Pagination or Media Count:

74.0

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE