Action News Now recently talked with an aging expert about how the impacts of the pandemic is putting the need for planning for again in the spotlight.
Leading topic for leading topic for the biden administration, announcing a special extended "open enrollment period" for people to sign up for coverage through the affordable care act - and that includes those covered by medicaid.
I recently talked with an aging expert about how the impacts of the pandemic... is putting the need for planning for aging - in the spotlight.
In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic..
Health care coverage has taken a leading role - especially for our nation's elders.
Experts in the aging field say the impacts of the virus have led to greater awareness of issues impacting elders and their families.
"what the past year has done is pulled back the blinders on how unprepared many people.
That's really what covid has done for us."
I talked with author joy leverde& a nationally recognized aging consultant.
In her book - who will take care of me when i'm old& she says people should value health care coverage , and urges& to have an aging plan in place - early!
"i would say money.
Money and planning for your finances is the number one thing people need to think about, and plan to have a longer life."
Leverde says she is hopeful lawmakers at both the federal and local levels - are now focusing on healthcare and other quality of life issues as the population ages.
That extended open enrollment for coverage through the affordable care act and medicare options -began february 15th and runs through may 15th.
For more information visit action news now and look for a link to "open enrollment extension.###