Most Americans Doubt Medicare’s Future

According to a new survey from the Employee Benefit Research Institute, most Americans who are not yet eligible for Medicare doubt the program’s ability to support their health coverage by the time they turn 65. Eighty percent of respondents reported that they doubted they will be able to afford healthcare when they are on Medicare, and 75 percent were not confident that Medicare will cover the medical treatments they need. Seventy seven percent weren’t sure that Medicare will be able to offer them a good choice of medical providers. A recent poll in twelve battleground states found that, when it comes to the future of the Medicare program, swing-state voters trust President Obama’s plan for the program over Mitt Romney’s plan.