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Poll: Older Americans Unhappy with Medicare Changes

Tue Aug 10, 2004 06:07 PM ET

By Joanne Kenen
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Older Americans are confused and unhappy about upcoming changes in the federal Medicare health program, according to a nonpartisan survey released on Tuesday that indicates the issue could help Democrats win the November vote.

The Kaiser Family Foundation-Harvard School of Public Health found that 47 percent of the 1,223 Medicare beneficiaries surveyed had an unfavorable view of Medicare reforms like the prescription drug benefit, 26 percent viewed the reforms favorably, and 25 percent said they didn't know.

Article from Reuters