Evaluating seniors’ experiences with prescription drug affordability and support for capping out-of-pocket costs

A recent national survey conducted by Morning Consult for the Alliance for Aging Research with support from the PAN Foundation surveyed 2,203 adults over age 60 with health insurance around their ability to pay for healthcare and to gauge support for limiting what seniors pay out-of-pocket for prescription drugs under Medicare Part D.

Overall, the survey revealed that one in five adults taking prescription drugs struggle to pay for them each month, and that a majority support legislation that would cap what seniors pay out-of-pocket for prescription drugs in the Medicare Part D program, including paying slightly higher premiums in exchange for a cap.