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Views of the New Medicare Drug Law: A Survey of People On Medicare

A national Kaiser Family Foundation/Harvard School of Public Health survey of people on Medicare finds nearly twice as many people on Medicare have an unfavorable view of the law as have a favorable view.

Conducted from June 16 to July 21, 2004, the survey of 1,223 people on Medicare finds that most don’t think the law will be helpful to them personally. Two out of three people on Medicare say that lawmakers in Washington should work to fix problems in the law, while much smaller numbers favor repealing the law or leaving the law alone.

The survey also finds that the views of people on Medicare about the new law favor Democrats more than Republicans in the 2004 elections.

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Views of the New Medicare Drug Law – Chartpack By Income Group

Views of the New Medicare Drug Law – Chartpack on People with Disabilities

The report was released at an August 10, 2004 briefing:

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