Americans Don’t Want Medicare Cuts In Debt Ceiling Deal

As lawmakers consider including Medicare cuts in a deal to raise the nation’s debt ceiling, a new public poll round-up from the New England Journal of Medicine shows that most Americans “think it is possible for the federal government to balance the budget without cutting Medicare spending.”

In fact, “when people are given a list of options for reducing the deficit and asked whether they favor or oppose each item, cutting Medicare spending is one of the least favored,” with majorities supporting “raising taxes on people with annual incomes above $250,000.”: