Qualitative research on the impact of Medicare benefits
Four focus groups (two in Spokane and two in San Diego) will meet annually over a period of three years to discuss their experience with, and opinions about, their Medicare benefits. Each group is composed of approximately eight participants with disabilities.
Focus groups at each site will discuss:
- Continuity of care issues associated with the Medicare drug benefit.
- Incentives or disincentives to employment posed by the Medicare drug benefit.
Participants will be given a stipend and offered reimbursement for transportation and personal assistance expenses.