Adding SNAP benefits for older adults in Medicare, Medicaid can reduce hospital visits, healthcare costs

Food insecurity among older adults takes a toll on the nutrition and health of those affected. According to data from 2019, 5.2 million people age 60 and above in the U.S. were food insecure—equaling 7.1% of that population—and that number has likely grown during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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