Majority of seniors satisfied with Medicare Part D

September 18, 2006

In a recently conducted survey by America?s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), an insurance company trade group, more than half of the seniors using the Medicare Part D prescription plan indicated that they were spending less on drugs than before the program was implemented, and 69% indicated that the program was ?worth it? in their estimation.

In a recently conducted survey by America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), an insurance company trade group, more than half of the seniors using the Medicare Part D prescription plan indicated that they were spending less on drugs than before the program was implemented, and 69% indicated that the program was “worth it” in their estimation. The study was conducted in early September-a point at which only 8% of the respondents had hit the donut hole, though another 20% of the respondents said that they expected to hit the donut hole soon. Three hundred people responded to the survey, which had a margin of error of plus or minus 6%.

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