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1999 Health Care Survey of Adults Ages 50 to 70

Country: United States

Survey Organization: Princeton Survey Research Associates

Field Dates: August 12, 1999–November 12, 1999

Sample: Nationally representative sample of non-institutionalized adults ages 50 to 70

Sample Size: 2,000

Interview Method: Telephone

This survey revealed that adults not yet eligible for Medicare are eager to join the program. Two-thirds of adults 50 or older but not yet eligible for Medicare say they would be interested in participating early, before age 65. And when respondents were asked who they would trust most to insure people their age, Medicare received the highest rating, outranking employer-sponsored coverage or direct purchase of insurance. Sixty-eight percent of Medicare beneficiaries ages 65 to 70 say it was "very important" for them to become covered by Medicare.

To view the survey questions or topline results, download the attachments posted on the right. To read analyses of the surveys, see the Fund publications under Related Resources, on the right.

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