A survey by Harris Interactive finds most seniors are confused about many important aspects of the new health reform law, including how it will affect their own Medicare coverage.
22% understood that the new law would not cut their basic Medicare benefits.
14% were aware that the new law is projected to reduce the budget deficit.
14% knew that the law does not cut Medicare payments to doctors.
24% of seniors knew that it is projected to extend the solvency of the Medicare Trust Fund.
22% knew about improvements in chronic care.
28% knew that the law improves the availability of long-term care at home.
33% knew about the new, free yearly Medicare wellness visit.
Source: National Council on Aging