- Out-of-pocket costs are a cause of anxiety for many Medicare enrollees: Half (51 percent) of respondents say they worry about their ability to afford their Medicare deductibles and copayments.
- Women feel less secure in their coverage than men: Women are significantly more concerned than men that they won't be able to afford their Medicare coverage in the future (47 percent vs. 38 percent).
- Lower and higher-income beneficiaries have different concerns: People with incomes greater than
$50,000per year are most likely to be concerned about access to their preferred doctors (47 percent of higher-income respondents), while lower-income respondents are most concerned about paying for deductibles and copayments (56 percent of lower-income respondents).
Additional information and analysis are provided in eHealth's survey report.
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