According to newly published research, older people who rent have worse health outcomes than those who own a home. The study finds that older renters also are less likely to have medical cards, exacerbating their health costs. This issue is only growing more pressing as rising rent prices further sap the finances of older people who often live on fixed incomes.
According to co-author of the study Harry Humes, “A medical card eligibility system that better incorporates healthcare needs rather than solely income could provide greater protection for these vulnerable groups.”
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(Source: News Talk, June 15th, 2023)