Staying healthy can be a bigger challenge as people get older. Chronic conditions like diabetes and heart disease affect a significant proportion of seniors. A healthy lifestyle is still the best way to remain healthy in the golden years. Medicare has made affordable healthcare possible for nearly all seniors. For the medical costs not covered by Medicare, many life insurance companies also offer Medicare supplemental coverage.
Living with chronic conditions
As a part of the aging process, people are affected by chronic conditions like arthritis, diabetes and even heart disease. As many as 87% of older Americans suffer from at least one such chronic condition, and 68% suffer from two or more. This makes the U.S. the country with the highest rates of chronic health conditions, according to a 2014 report from The Commonwealth Fund.
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