June 6, 2022
  • A New York Times article examines the impact that debt has on older Americans’ health. The article references research being conducted at the Urban Institute, which found that that indebted older adults fare measurably worse on a range of health measures: fair or poor self-rated health, depression, inability to work, impaired ability to handle everyday activities like bathing and dressing. Those in debt were also more likely to ever have had two or more doctor-diagnosed illnesses like hypertension, diabetes, cancer, heart and lung disease, heart attacks, and strokes. (Article here)