Avoidance of health care services because of cost: impact of the medicare savings program.

@article{Federman2005AvoidanceOH,
  title={Avoidance of health care services because of cost: impact of the medicare savings program.},
  author={Alex D. Federman and Bruce C. Vladeck and Albert L. Siu},
  journal={Health affairs},
  year={2005},
  volume={24 1},
  pages={263-70}
}
The Qualified Medicare Beneficiary (QMB) program, part of the Medicare Savings Program, provides Medicare premium and cost-sharing assistance to low-income beneficiaries but has low participation rates. We examined the potential for QMB coverage to reduce the avoidance of health care services because of cost among low-income seniors in eight states. Only… CONTINUE READING