California Healthline: Poll Finds More Support for GOP Medicare Plan Among Younger Voters

Public polls in recent months have shown that most U.S. residents generally do not favor a GOP proposal to overhaul Medicare, but a new Kaiser Family Foundation poll found that younger voters are more receptive to the plan than older voters, Kaiser Health News reports (Rau, Kaiser Health News, 9/27).

The telephone survey of 1,534 adults was conducted between Sept. 13 and Sept. 19 (Adams, CQ HealthBeat, 9/27).

The GOP proposal — which was developed by House Budget Committee Chair Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and included in the House-approved fiscal year 2013 budget proposal — would transform Medicare into a premium support program, in which beneficiaries would receive a subsidy to help purchase either private coverage or traditional Medicare (California Healthline, 9/17).

Poll Details

According to the KFF poll,…

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