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Statement by Drew Altman on Select Survey Findings on Medicare Rx Drug Law

Statement by Drew Altman, President and CEO, Kaiser Family Foundation on the Selected Survey Findings of the Medicare Rx Drug Law

A number of reports have interpreted our recent poll on the public’s knowledge of the new Medicare prescription drug law as suggesting that the more seniors learn about the law the more unfavorable they will be. That may or may not prove correct but it is not what our analysis suggested. We found that seniors who know more about the law are more unfavorable towards it, but we also found that seniors who know more are more politically active and may not be representative of all seniors. Based on our poll we would say that it remains to be seen how the majority of seniors will react.