Advances & More News / CDC Report Looks at Financial Burden of Medical Care Faced by Veterans

Financial burden of care is similar or lower for veterans with Veterans Affairs (VA) health care only or Tricare than those with private insurance, according to a study published online March 22 in the National Health Statistics Reports, a publication from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Robin A. Cohen, Ph.D., and Peter Boersma, M.P.H., from the National Center for Health Statistics in Hyattsville, Maryland, combined data from the 2019 to 2021 National Health Interview Survey to examine three measures of financial burden for medical care (living in a family having problems paying medical bills in the past 12 months; having to forgo medical care due to cost in the past 12 months; and being worried about the cost of unforeseen medical care) among veterans aged 25 to 64 years. Source: Advances and More licensed by HealthDay

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