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Study: Health reform confusing to most seniors

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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


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