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Introduction One source of financial risk that older Americans face is high health care expenses. Although the largest share of these expenses is due to predictable insurance premiums, retirees can pay sizable additional out-of-pocket costs as well. Medicare and Medicaid help reduce this risk, but Medicare does not cover every expense… Continue reading How Muc…

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Abstract Earlier research indicated that the vast majority of retirees with dementia do not use the U.S. Social Security Administration’s Representative Payee Program, despite the fact that many have lost the capacity to manage their own finances. However, that research also indicated that most retirees with dementia do have access to informal caregivers who could…