Amid all the anxiety and uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, experts universally agree that the virus is hitting seniors the hardest. It has also laid bare preexisting racial and health disparities that have made some groups more susceptible to the coronavirus than others.
While America’s older residents are our most resilient, having lived through wars, economic downturns and other health scares, at this moment, they need easy access to quality, affordable care.
How can Medicare ensure all of its beneficiaries receive timely care, whether for COVID-19 or other chronic conditions? What innovative technologies can best serve this demographic and how can underserved communities get the attention they need?
The Hill convened a virtual townhall about older Americans and their health in the time of coronavirus. We answered top-of-mind questions and discussed how seniors can receive timely, quality care.