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Fact-of-the-Week: 25 July 2011


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A Third of Unemployed Older Adults Without Health Insurance

"In addition to the difficulties caused by reduced income, roughly a third (32%) of older unemployed workers no longer have any health insurance," according to a 2011 report on the national Work Trends survey. "One-third (33%) are enrolled in Medicare or Medicaid, another 10% have insurance through a family member, and 11% have other arrangements. Only 10% have insurance from a current employer, and 4% from a prior employer."

Van Horn, C. E., Corre, N., & Heidkamp, M. (2011). Older workers, the great recession, and the impact of long-term unemployment. New Brunswick, NJ: John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, Rutgers University. Retrieved from Heldrich_Center_Older_Workers_Brief.pdf

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