Large Majorities of Older Voters Across Party Lines Oppose the Age Tax, Removal of Pre-existing Condition Protections, Medicare and Medicaid Cuts.
AARP Nevada has released new survey data highlighting the deep divide between Americans and Washington politicians over health care policies important to older Americans.
“Health care is a deeply personal issue that has a real and immediate impact on American families across the political spectrum. These survey findings are very clear – people don’t support legislation that would mean higher costs and less coverage for older Americans,” said Maria Dent, State Director of AARP Nevada. “AARP urges Senator Heller to oppose any bill that would raise premiums, price people with pre-existing conditions out of coverage, weaken Medicare and make cuts to Medicaid that would reduce services for those most in need.”
More details from the survey are below:
- The Age Tax: 90% of Nevada voters age 50+ oppose charging older Americans five times more than others for their healthcare plan while just seven-percent support the drastic cost increase. The proportion of age 50+ voters who oppose the age tax includes 80% of Republicans, 90% of Independents, and 97% of Democrats.