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The recession has negatively impacted the health of older employees; however, these effects can be lessened by receiving Social Security and Medicare benefits early, according to a study authored by Wellesley College.

In fact, the negative impacts are so significant that after analyzing four decades of mortality data, the study finds that workers in their late 50s and 60s who lost their jobs could face a reduced life expectancy by as many as three years. The recession can also cause employment and income deficits that last years within this sector of workers, and this has a lasting impact on health insurance coverage and health care access. The reduced life expectancy could be because of the gap in coverage, the study suggests.

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