A CVS (Photo: M. Spencer Green/AP)

Some people with Medicare coverage are not interested in saving money by getting medical care in a pharmacy or in “another non-traditional setting.”

Some are.

About 40% of Medicare enrollees surveyed — and 45% of surveyed Medicare enrollees under age 65 — told eHealth Inc. that they would be willing get care in a nontraditional setting to save money.

Only 27% of the Medicare enrollees firmly rejected the idea of getting care in a nontraditional setting.

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EHealth, a web-based health insurance broker, published those figures in a summary of results from voluntary surveys of consumers who bought Medicare Advantage, Medicare Part D or Medicare supplement insurance plans through its eHealthMedicare.com site, its GoMedigap.com site or its Medicare.com site.

About 2,021 Medicare plan purchasers participated in the survey.

Here are some other eHealth Medicare plan purchaser survey results:

  • About 73% of the consumers said they would be willing to use a blood pressure monitor to save money, and 47% said they would be willing to use a blood sugar monitor.
  • Only 6% of the survey participants would trust their insurance company to give them medical advice, but 37% would trust a pharmacist to provide medical advice.

A copy of the full survey report is available here.

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