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The Survey Says… Seniors are Satisfied with Medicare Part D Coverage

And the results are in…Our friends at Medicare Today have just released the annual Senior Satisfaction Survey and just as we expected to hear, we seniors are happy with our Medicare Part D coverage. Each year, Medicare Today conducts the Senior Satisfaction Survey, a national survey of nearly 2,000 seniors with prescription drug coverage. The results show seniors love Medicare with nearly 9 out of 10 seniors reporting that they are satisfied with their Medicare Part D coverage.

In case you didn’t know, Seniors Speak Out was started by Medicare Today, a coalition of national and local organizations representing seniors, patients, consumer groups, health care providers and employers. They are focused on providing beneficiaries with reliable information on the Medicare program and its benefits. Read more about their findings and the important work they do for seniors on their website and check out their blog post on the Senior Satisfaction Survey below.

New National Survey: Nearly 9 in 10 Seniors Satisfied with Medicare Part D

Policymakers Weighing Changes to Prescription Drug Program Must Keep in Mind Seniors’ Approval of Part D’s Choices, Value, Convenience, Medicare Today Chair Said

Ten years after its initial launch, the Medicare Part D prescription drug program remains overwhelmingly popular with American seniors, according to Medicare Today’s annualSenior Satisfaction Survey.  The nationwide survey of approximately 2,000 seniors conducted by Morning Consult found that 88 percent are satisfied with their Part D coverage and eight of every 10 believe their drug plan is a good value.

“The program continues to deliver on its promise of providing affordable access to prescription medications for seniors and individuals with disabilities,” said Mary R. Grealy, chair of Medicare Today and president of the Healthcare Leadership Council, a coalition of chief executives from all sectors of American health care. “As a result, once again beneficiaries are reporting high levels of satisfaction and demonstrating that Part D truly enriches the lives of those that rely on it.”

Key findings in the survey include:

  • 92 percent of seniors reported that their plan is convenient to use
  • 88 percent of seniors are satisfied with their prescription drug coverage
  • 86 percent said their plan works well and without hassle
  • 84 percent reported it was important to them to have a variety of plans to compare and choose from
  • 80 percent of seniors also reported their plan is a good value

 

Noting that some political figures have proposed significant changes to the Part D structure, Ms. Grealy stressed the importance of not disrupting a program of such high value to seniors.

“Now more than ever, it is critical that this program be safeguarded against unnecessary and potentially harmful changes that would undercut not only the longevity of the program but also the promise that we have made to our seniors,” said Ms. Grealy.

For more information and survey results, please visit Medicare Today’s recently updated and relaunched website: www.medicaretoday.org.



2 Comments On “The Survey Says… Seniors are Satisfied with Medicare Part D Coverage

  1. MaryPat

    I don’t know who took part in your survey but all I have had are increases . First a Yearly deductible
    hits me in January for $250.0 that I never had before. I must pay this before I can pick up a
    prescription for $3.00 $15.00 or $20.00 Making that prescription $250.00 plus .. THe only reason that the
    prescription charge is so low is I have NY State coverage too . Thank you New York State.
    …Now I also have larger co pays to the tune of $90.00 $150.00 and $65.00 .. That is just for the first 3 tests.
    >>Now I have to wait to go to the Doctor for any other tests until I can pay these added, much larger or new co pays.
    …Need Cataract surgery but can’t even think about it. Need help with knee problems but can’t even think about it.
    So who did you survey that is so pleased with all of these increases
    AND then we are further insulted when told that there will be no COLA because the cost of living has not increased .. ..

    1. Member Nona Bear

      MaryPat, we are so sorry to hear that you are not satisfied with your Medicare coverage. One resource that could be helpful is Medicare’s “Get help paying costs” page: https://www.medicare.gov/your-medicare-costs/help-paying-costs/get-help-paying-costs.html

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