It appears the Obama administration is failing to get the word out to seniors about the beneficiary changes coming their way as a result of the Affordable Care Act. According to a survey commissioned by the Medicare Today coalition, only a one in five respondents were aware of the coming 50 percent discount on brand-name drugs for beneficiaries falling into the so-called donut hole.
Also revealed by the survey is the fact that most seniors approve of the Medicare Part D program. Eighty-four percent of respondents report being satisfied with their coverage, and more than 80 percent say their premiums and co-payments were affordable. This comes despite some complaints about the program.