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Seniors concerned about health care

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  • 78% — Percentage of adults over 50 who are concerned that they or someone they know may need medical care or medications that their insurance will not cover.
  • 66% — Percentage of adults who are afraid there are now not enough nurses to support the health care system; 54 percent are afraid there won’t be enough nurses to support the system in the near future.
  • 87% — Percentage of adults who think it is important for doctors to be “reimbursed adequately so they can continue to accept patients on Medicare.”
  • 96% — Percentage of adults who think being able to choose their own doctor is very or somewhat important; 66 percent are very or somewhat concerned that the current health care system doesn’t allow them to do so.

Source: Woelfel Research Inc. for AARP, the American Medical Association and the American Nurses Association