Survey: Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Earns High Marks 10 Years After Enactment

Medicare today: 9/26/13

Nine out of 10 seniors are satisfied with coverage; Opportunities to improve program awareness exist across key demographic constituencies

Washington, DC – Approaching the 10th anniversary of the creation of the Medicare prescription drug benefit (Part D), a nationally representative survey released today finds that an overwhelming nine out of 10 seniors with Medicare prescription drug coverage are satisfied. Ninety-seven percent report that their coverage works well, and nearly three out of four seniors say it works “very well.” Additionally, the survey results show that overall satisfaction remains constant at 90 percent from the previous year and in line with the upward trend from 78 percent to 90 percent seen since the Part D program was first implemented in 2006. read more