Most older U.S. residents have heard of the new Medicare Part D prescription drug program, but few know much about the program or plan to buy the coverage.[@@]
Researchers at DSS Research Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, give that assessment in a summary of results of a survey of older U.S. residents that was conducted in September.
Although enrollment begins Nov. 12 and 81% of the survey participants said they had heard some form of drug program advertising, only 10% of the participants said they were very familiar with the program. Only 15% of the participants said they are “very likely” or “definitely likely” to buy Part D coverage.