Half of seniors won't enroll in Part D, survey finds

January 30, 2006

Fifty-three percent of seniors have not enrolled in a Medicare Part D and do not plan to join the drug benefit, according to a DSS Research survey of 600 elderly adults. The non-buyers used the least amount of medical services, took fewer prescriptions, spent less on drugs, and were more affluent and better educated than seniors who have enrolled or said they intend to enroll in Part D.