2009 may see many boomers without medical coverage. A recent AARP survey finds more than one in five boomers being “not very” or “not at all” confident that they can afford medical care this year.
“The Boomers are at a high risk of being uninsured, and they’re particularly worried,” says AARP Senior Vice President Cheryl Matheis. “They’re concerned about losing their job-based coverage or not keeping up with the high premiums of individual coverage. And they don’t have the safety net that Medicare provides for older people.”