During 2001 and 2002, researchers at the Urban Institute—a nonpartisan economic and social policy research organization in Washington—studied the facts and issues related to health insurance coverage for Americans ages 55 to 64. Eight percent of the 40 million who are uninsured in the United States fall into this age group.
The project included the preparation of background papers and roundtable discussions among experts about policy options for expanding affordable coverage to this group.
Key findings from the background papers included:
Key findings and recommendations from the expert group roundtables included the following: