January 12, 2021
Mom’s Meals®, a leading, national provider of home-delivered meals, announces today the results of a study of more than 2,000 Medicare and Medicaid participants surveyed regarding their desire for home-delivered meals to be a benefit provided by their health insurer. The study results show that the majority of respondents felt that a home-delivered meal benefit is more important now than ever in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Mom’s Meals sponsored study, surveyed a random sampling of over 2,000 Medicare (1,378) and Medicaid (969) enrollees across the U.S. to determine perceptions (by the comparative ranking) of health benefits and activities, and compared their responses to the survey 2017.
Among the findings:
- A majority of Medicaid respondents (53%) thought home-delivered meals were “more important” or “much more important” than they were prior to the pandemic.
- 62% of Medicaid respondents indicated they were “interested” or “very interested” in having their health plan provide home-delivered meals.
- Just over half of Medicare respondents were “interested” or “very interested” in having their health plan provide home-delivered meals, and people who lived alone or identified as “non-white” were more likely to be interested.
“The study conclusions underscore the current struggles and unmet nutritional needs of too many across our nation— a problem that has been amplified by the current pandemic,” said Mike Anderson, president of Mom’s Meals. “We greatly appreciate the willingness and transparency of study participants who have shined a light on critical healthcare needs, such as nutritious home-delivered meals.”
For a full readout of the survey, visit /health-plans-aaa-state-governments/.
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About Mom's Meals
Mom’s Meals provides fully prepared, refrigerated, home-delivered meals through Medicaid or Medicare Advantage health plan benefits or for direct purchase. Mom’s Meals delivers nationwide and offers many medically tailored options for different health conditions. Its long-term care, chronic care and post-discharge care programs allow clients to lead healthier lives while remaining independent at home. For more information, visit www.momsmeals.com.