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60% of seniors don’t understand drug benefit, Kaiser survey finds


AS ENROLLMENT BEGINS, NEW SURVEY UNDERSCORES CHALLENGES IF SENIORS ARE TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF MEDICARE DRUG BENEFIT

WASHINGTON, D.C. – With the new Medicare drug benefit’s open enrollment period set to begin Nov. 15, many seniors remain uncertain about how the law will affect them and unsure about whether they will enroll, according to a new survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health. The results highlight the critical importance of ongoing education efforts to successful implementation of the new program next year.
When asked how well they understand the drug benefit, more than six in 10 seniors (61%) say “not too well” or “not at all,” while more than one in three seniors (35%) say “very” or “somewhat” well. When asked whether the Medicare drug benefit would help them personally, more seniors say it would not (49%) than say it would (39%).
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