A report released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation highlights the growing disparity between rural and urban counties in health outcomes, life expectancy, and wealth. Colorado Public Radio's Ryan Warner interviews Andrea Ducas, Program Officer with the RWJF.
Nine million community-dwelling Medicare beneficiaries-about one-fifth of all beneficiaries-have serious physical or cognitive limitations and require long-term services and supports (LTSS) that are not covered by Medicare. Gaps in Medicare coverage and the lack of integration of medical care and LTSS have serious consequences.
The "Ask Me Anything" interview series highlights how some "HealthDoers" are approaching the critical cultural shift in making end-of-life care not only routine, but also compassionate, dignified and a better experience for all involved.
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