Leadership Council of Aging Organizations Releases Fact Sheet Showing Widespread Opposition to Medicare Cuts
April 18, 2013 11:34 AM
Earlier this month, the Leadership Council of Aging Organizations released a fact sheet demonstrating widespread, bipartisan opposition to cutting Medicare – regardless of if the purpose of such cuts was reduce the budget deficit or to cut government spending. The Fact Sheet, which shows vast support for the government healthcare program, compiles polling data dating back to August of 2012 to show that support for Medicare remains consistent and strong.
Support for Medicare crosses partisan boundaries as well. An AARP study from November 7-8, 2012 found that 70 percent of Republicans and 80 percent of Democrats found it “very important” that benefits are not reduced for current Medicare beneficiaries.
More recently, a CBS News Poll from Mach 20-24, 2013 found that 87 percent of Democrats and 72 percent of Republicans were opposed to reducing Medicare spending in order to reduce the deficit.
The Leadership Council of Aging Organization’s Fact Sheet demonstrates that, while there is a need to reduce the budget deficit, those reductions should not come at the expense of a program that is as popular and important as Medicare.
To view the whole Fact Sheet, please click here.
With such overwhelming support for the Medicare program, it is crucial to TAKE ACTION and ask your elected officials to oppose any additional cuts or copayments to Medicare.