Forty percent of Medicare beneficiaries say coronavirus-related restrictions should be stronger.
A majority of Medicare beneficiaries said they have "low" or "no" confidence in the federal government's response to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, according to an eHealth survey released Wednesday morning.
When the same question was asked in April, just over a third of respondents indicated that they had "low" or "no" confidence in the federal response to the outbreak.
Still, despite a recent surge in coronavirus cases, over 40% of Medicare beneficiaries said they are leaving home three or more times per week, more than double the amount who did so in April.
Forty percent of Medicare beneficiaries say coronavirus-related restrictions should be stronger, with a majority of Floridians and Arizonans pressing for stronger rules.
Less than 40% of Californians and less than 30% of Pennsylvanians felt restrictions should be stronger, and 10% of overall respondents said the existing restrictions have been too severe.
Looking ahead to the election in November, nearly two-thirds of Medicare beneficiaries said they would prefer to vote by mail as opposed to 35% who said they would prefer to vote in person.
Jack O'Brien is the Content Team Lead and Finance Editor at HealthLeaders, an HCPro brand.