Survey: Medicare Participants Not Impressed By New Drug Law
Nearly half of the people on Medicare have an unfavorable impression of a new law adding a prescription drug benefit to the program, according to a study released last week. The same study found that 26% of those surveyed viewed the new law favorably, while 25% said they did not know enough about it to offer an opinion.
Although the new law has failed to impress those on Medicare, a strong majority, 66%, of those responding to the survey, which was conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Harvard school of Public Health, said lawmakers should work to fix the new law rather than scrap it and start anew. Only one in 10 of the respondents favored outright repeal of the law, while 13% favored leaving it as is.