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Who thinks that part d is too complicated? Survey results on the medicare prescription drug benefit.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18836066     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Evidence suggests that Medicare Part D plan ownership is "sticky"; beneficiaries are unlikely to change plans from year to year, even when it would be in their financial interest to do so. The complexity of the program may contribute to this problem. Using data from a national survey, the authors examine the characteristics of those who believe that Part D is too complicated as well as the characteristics of those who endorse one of two policies to simplify the program. The results indicate that a great majority of adults believe that the program is too complicated and most favor some form of simplification. In multivariate analyses, one of the most consistent predictors is political orientation. Republicans are significantly less likely to think that Part D is too complicated, and liberals and moderates are significantly more likely to favor allowing beneficiaries the option of purchasing a plan directly from the government.
Authors:
Janet R Cummings; Thomas Rice; Yaniv Hanoch
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2008-10-03
Journal Detail:
Title:  Medical care research and review : MCRR     Volume:  66     ISSN:  1077-5587     ISO Abbreviation:  Med Care Res Rev     Publication Date:  2009 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-12-31     Completed Date:  2009-03-26     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9506850     Medline TA:  Med Care Res Rev     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  97-115     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
University of California, Los Angeles, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Aged
Comprehension*
Female
Health Care Surveys
Humans
Male
Medicare Part D*
Middle Aged
United States
Young Adult

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