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dc.contributorWichita State University. Department of Sociologyen_US
dc.contributor.authorWright, David W.en_US
dc.contributor.authorHill, Twyla J.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-29T18:05:46Z
dc.date.available2012-03-29T18:05:46Z
dc.date.issued2009-04en_US
dc.identifier19333841en_US
dc.identifier8914669en_US
dc.identifier910033048en_US
dc.identifier.citationJournal of aging & social policy. 2009 Apr-Jun; 21(2): 172-86.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0895-9420en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08959420902732514en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10057/4995
dc.descriptionClick on the DOI link below to access the article (may not be free).en_US
dc.description.abstractThe Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003 specifically encourages Medicare enrollees to use the Internet to obtain information regarding the new prescription drug insurance plans and to enroll in a plan. This reliance on computer technology and the Internet leads to practical questions regarding implementation of the insurance coverage. For example, it seems unlikely that all Medicare enrollees have access to computers and the Internet or that they are all computer literate. This study uses the 2003 Current Population Survey to examine the effects of disability and income on computer access and Internet use among the elderly. Internet access declines with age and is exacerbated by disabilities. Also, decreases in income lead to decreases in computer ownership and use. Therefore, providing prescription drug coverage primarily through the Internet seems likely to maintain or increase stratification of access to health care, especially for low-income, disabled elderly, who are also a group most in need of health care access.en_US
dc.format.extent172-86en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherRoutledgeen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesJournal of Aging & Social Policyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesJ Aging Soc Policyen_US
dc.sourceNLMen_US
dc.subject.meshAgeden_US
dc.subject.meshAged, 80 and overen_US
dc.subject.meshComputer Literacyen_US
dc.subject.meshDisabled Personsen_US
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_US
dc.subject.meshHealth Care Surveysen_US
dc.subject.meshHealth Services Accessibilityen_US
dc.subject.meshHumansen_US
dc.subject.meshInterneten_US
dc.subject.meshLogistic Modelsen_US
dc.subject.meshMaleen_US
dc.subject.meshMedicare Part D/organization & administrationen_US
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_US
dc.subject.meshPovertyen_US
dc.subject.meshUnited Statesen_US
dc.titlePrescription for trouble: Medicare Part D and patterns of computer and internet access among the elderlyen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.coverage.spacialUnited Statesen_US
dc.description.versionpeer revieweden_US
dc.rights.holderCopyright © Routledgeen_US


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