Many older Americans who have Medicare coverage are willing to pay more to keep their coverage, and they say they are willing to make some small changes to hold down health costs.
But fewer than half say they are taking more aggressive steps to hold down health costs.
Analysts at Allsup, a company that sells Medicare plan selection services, have reported that finding in a summary of results from a telephone survey of 1,000 U.S. adults ages 65 and older who have Medicare coverage.
About 89 percent said they are extremely or somewhat satisfied with the Medicare coverage they have now, and 61 percent said they are willing to pay 5 percent more to keep their current coverage. About 32 percent said they would be willing to pay 20 percent more.