Impact of out-of-pocket costs at the start of the year among Medicare beneficiaries

Executive summary

In February 2020, we conducted a national survey of 1,002 seniors on Medicare with prescription drug coverage through Medicare who are currently taking prescription drugs and have been diagnosed with a chronic conditions. The survey revealed that seniors, especially those with high out-of-pocket costs, are worried about prescription drug prices and what they will have to pay out of pocket. Download the executive summary to learn more.


Seniors are making decisions they shouldn’t have to in order to afford prescription drugs. This infographic highlights the difficult choices seniors reported making when it comes to affording medications.