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Prescription Drug Affordability: An AARP Poll of 18+ Idahoans

This survey of age 18+ Idahoans gauges their support for public posting of prescription drug prices, and for advocates to assist the uninsured in accessing free and low-cost prescription drug programs. One third reported not having insurance coverage to help them pay for prescription drugs; among the 68 percent taking prescription drugs, 24 percent estimate paying at least $100 out of pocket each month for medications.

Of those surveyed, most say…

  • It is very important that comparative drug pricing information, including the cost of generic and brand name drugs, be made available to consumers, both in the store and on the Internet.
  • They would support the state providing funding for a patient assistance advocacy service even if they may not be eligible to benefit from it.

This telephone survey of 803 age 18+ Idahoans was conducted between December 19th and 28th, 2005 by Woelfel Research, Inc. Further information about the survey may be obtained by contacting the report's author, Jennifer H. Sauer of AARP Knowledge Management at 202-434-6207. (12 pages)

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