Short Takes - 2005-01-19

January 19, 2005
Although the Internet has become a popular and rich source of health information, few seniors surf the web, finds a study by the Kaiser Family Foundation. Less than a third of Americans 65 and older has ever gone online, and only 21% has sought health information online. This worries some senior advocates, particularly as Medicare prepares to roll out a new outpatient drug benefit to take effect in 2006. Only 2% of all seniors have gone online to Medicare.gov.