Aging & Medicare
As the older adult population in the U.S. continues to grow, so too does the challenge of meeting the healthcare needs of aging individuals. Our experts study ways to better understand and improve the health and well-being of older adults, as well as the quality and costs of the care they receive.
Since its launch in June 2017, the National Poll on Healthy Aging (NPHA) has been querying a representative sample of U.S. adults age 50-80, gathering eye-opening perspectives on the health and healthcare topics that matter most to them, and how health policies affect their daily lives.
Increased use by people over 50 since the pandemic and state-level legalization seen in new study, with especially high use found in those who also engage in risky levels of alcohol use