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23 May 2021

Study of Medicare recipients: Healthcare aspects similar in rural or urban areas

Katherine E. Pfaff

According to a study on healthcare access by region (urban vs. rural), utilization, and Medicare, patients were largely happy with Medicare Advantage (84% rural, 93% urban) and the accessibility of their providers.

Survey respondents reported not using telehealth (rural: 68%, urban: 56% of urban), though interest is growing; 41% have used telehealth visits within the last year. Of those  patients who have enrolled in Medicare Advantage, 31% cited the reason as "I wanted vision, dental and/or hearing coverage under the same plan." The study, conducted by GoHealth, Inc., a digital health company, included 4,992 Medicare users 65 and older between March 18 and April 5.

Full report: https://www.gohealth.com/survey-among-rural-and-urban-medicare-beneficiaries-shows-similarities-and-shared-potential/ 

About GoHealth, Inc.:

As a leading health insurance marketplace and Medicare-focused digital health company, GoHealth's mission is to improve access to healthcare in America. Enrolling in a health insurance plan can be confusing for customers. The seemingly minor differences between plans can lead to high out-of-pocket costs or lack of access to critical medicines and even providers. GoHealth combines cutting-edge technology, data science, and deep industry expertise to match customers with the healthcare policy and carrier that is right for them. Since its inception, GoHealth has enrolled millions of people in Medicare and individual and family plans. 

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Source: https://www.gohealth.com

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