Poll shows majority of Americans over age 40 comfortable with telemedicine

Nearly 9 in 10 adults 40 and older would be comfortable using at least one type of telemedicine for themselves or a loved one, according to the 2018 Long-Term Care Trend poll conducted by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

The poll includes 1,945 interviews. It found that among adults age 40 and over:

  • Almost 90% would be comfortable using telemedicine to receive
  • Half are very concerned that telemedicine could lead to lower-quality care
  • Only 17% are very or extremely confident that they will have the financial resources to pay for long-term care
  • Just 24% are confident that Social Security will continue to provide the same level of benefits in five years. Even fewer are confident in Medicare (21%) and Medicaid (13%).
  • Eight in 10 want employers to offer long-term care insurance as a workplace benefit.

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