Pebble Beach, CA Seniors Backing Romney On Medicare Issueby Richard Kuehn on 09/24/12
President Barack Obama and hopeful Mitt Romney continue to trade barbs on many issues, with Medicare continuing to be a hot topic. A recent poll showed that the general public is more confident in the incumbent to resolve the many issues revolving around Medicare's solvency. A USA Today/Gallup Poll conducted in swing states which was released last week found that 50% trust Barack Obama to address issues facing Medicare, while 44% trust Mitt Romney. Seniors are much more bullish on Romney, however, with 50% confident that he can address Medicare issues and only 44% believing that Obama will address Medicare issues adequately. Romney has stated that he wants to implement a voucher system whereby seniors would get a payment to subsidize buying private health care insurance. Whether or not American's believe this is a solution, it's clear from the poll that Americans are worried about Medicare. 53% of those surveyed said they were pessimistic that the government would be able to provide senior citizens with adequate medical care over the next 20 years. There are so many important issues which this country faces and I have been urging all of my clients to get out and vote or get an absentee ballot if they are unable to. We will have to live with many of the decisions made by our President and Congress for decades to come.