The Problem We Solve
Access to affordable healthcare is a crisis for low-income senior citizens, both in Arizona and nationwide. AccessMed Foundation is on a mission to solve the problem.
Nationally, the Baby Boomer generation peaked at 78.8 million individuals and 10,000 baby boomers are turning 65 every single day. For this exploding senior population, the convergence of low income, deteriorating health and limited access to affordable healthcare has reached crisis proportions.
In Arizona, 2017 Census projections estimated that:
- 2 million seniors have a median per-capita income of $2,330 per-month
- 179,000 seniors had an income at or below the federal poverty level of $1,012 per month.
Fortunately, almost every income-challenged senior is entitled to affordable healthcare, often at little and possibly no cost. But, unfortunately, most seniors find taking advantage of their Medicare and Medicaid entitlements a daunting task.