Latest Medicare Confidence survey: confidence holding steady
November 3, 2010
We’ve just fielded our quarterly Medicare confidence survey, the third in the series. We sent out the first one right before the passage of the PPACA, a second in June, and this one, conducted on the eve of the November 2nd midterm elections. This independent survey of 431 retirees covered by Medicare revealed that 63% of retirees are not confident that Medicare will be there for the rest of their children’s lives. Yet, 60% are “very” or “somewhat” confident Medicare will be available for the rest of their own lives.
This survey was fielded October 20-31, 2010, and showed that retiree confidence levels in Medicare have remained steady throughout the year. Read on for the full results from all three surveys.
Detailed results from the 2010 surveys are as follows:
How confident are you that Medicare will be available for the rest of your life?
Confidence Level – Self October June March
Very confident 14% 19% 16%
Somewhat confident 46% 45% 43%
Unsure 12% 11% 9%
Not confident 28% 24% 32%
Don’t care 1% 1% —
How confident are you that Medicare will be available for the rest of your children’s lives?
Confidence Level – Children October June March
Very confident 2% 3% 4%
Somewhat confident 17% 20% 16%
Unsure 17% 14% 17%
Not confident 63% 61% 62%
Don’t care 1% 2% 1%