AP-GfK Poll: Most Americans Don’t Believe Medicare Has To Be CutThe Associated Press: AP-GfK Poll: Medicare Doesn't Have To Be Cut
They're not buying it. Most Americans say they don't believe Medicare has to be cut to balance the federal budget, and ditto for Social Security, a new poll shows. The Associated Press-GfK poll suggests that arguments for overhauling the massive benefit programs to pare government debt have failed to sway the public. The debate is unlikely to be resolved before next year's elections for president and Congress (Alonso-Zaldivar and Ohlemacher, 5/23). This is part of the Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.