Group calls for health care assistance for caregivers

08/24/2005 | Bloomberg

A new group of Americans needing health care assistance from the U.S. government is forming among the 16 million working-age adults who care for sick or disabled relatives, according to a new study. About 9 million of the caregivers suffer from their own chronic problems, according to the Commonwealth Fund, and allowing a Medicare buy-in for those caring for Medicare beneficiaries could ease their financial burden, the group says.

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