11-6-2013 Why the Affordable Care Act Matters to Diverse Older People.wmv
The number of uninsured older adults age 50-64 continues to rise—from 3.7 million in 2000 to 8.9 million in 2010. In addition, people of color make up more than half of uninsured people in the U.S.— and research shows that people of color, across the age span, face significant disparities in physical and mental health. Yanira Cruz, President and CEO of the National Hispanic Council on Aging in Washington, D.C., and Michael Adams, Executive Director of Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE) in New York, discuss both national and state-specific examples on what is being done to ensure that older people know about the changes that are taking place under the ACA and how it affects them. John Feather, Grantmakers In Aging CEO, moderates the session. From November 6, 2013.