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Study: Seniors Favor Medicare over Private Plans

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Study: Seniors Favor Medicare over Private Plans

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Study: Seniors Favor Medicare over Private Plans

Study: Seniors Favor Medicare over Private Plans

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As the House and Senate prepare to vote to add prescription drug coverage to the Medicare program, some polls show low public support among seniors for the plan. A poll by the Harvard School of Public Health and the Kaiser Family Foundation suggests most seniors, concerned with stability, prefer to stay with Medicare than switch to private health plans. Hear NPR's Julie Rovner.

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