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Reactions to the New Medicare Law, Findings Based on Focus Groups with People on Medicare

This report, Reactions to the New Medicare Drug Law, produced jointly by a bipartisan team of pollsters from Public Opinion Strategies and Peter D. Hart Research Associates, presents key findings from ten focus groups of people on Medicare in three cities: Pittsburgh, PA; Kansas City, KS, and Washington, DC. The focus groups explored knowledge, perceptions, and early experiences with the new Medicare drug law – both the Medicare-approved drug discount card and the drug benefit that will begin in 2006 – among seniors and those under-65 with disabilities who are served by Medicare.

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