The MedicareHMO website conducted a small (139 person) poll with the following question:
How well do you think you understand the new Medicare Part D Prescription Benefit?
- 70% said, “Don’t understand how it works”
- 20% said, “Know a little, but am not sure about the rest”
- 8% said, “Have a reasonable understanding”
- 2% said, “Already have detailed knowledge”
There’s still time to learn, but with numbers like that I really doubt that great numbers of people will sign up as projected.November 9, 2005