Changing Medicare into a “Premium Support” Program Would Reduce—Not Increase—Choices for Individuals
The budget blueprint recently passed by the House proposes to redesign Medicare—the program that nearly all Americans ages 65 and older and millions of younger people with disabilities rely on for health coverage. The proposal would transform Medicare into what’s termed a “premium support” or “voucher” program. This change would have a huge impact on people with Medicare today and in the future.
Medicare has become a red-hot issue in the 2012 elections, with both sides accusing the other of endangering the program's future ability to provide health care for older Americans. But three just-released polls cut through the campaign rhetoric and provide insights into what voters are thinking. Here are three key findings:
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