Media Spotlight Turns to Medicare in U.S. Presidential Race: New Twist Every Hour

Summary of news coverage – everyone will know a lot more about Medicare and Medicaid

Aug. 15, 2012 – Medicare – a top political issue for senior citizens – has taken front and center in the U.S. presidential race following the selection of Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., as the Republican vice presidential running mate of Mitt Romney. Some of the highlights of news coverage include the backing away by both Republican candidates from some of the Medicare proposals included in the budget proposal of the House Republicans that was authored by Rep. Ryan. Read more...

Pew Says Older Americans Highly Resistant to Medicare Changes, Ryan Plan

Survey in June 2011 found just 33% of senior citizens think Medicare needs major changes or to be completely rebuilt

Aug. 14, 2012 - Senior citizens do not like the idea of making changes to Medicare and only a handful think the program needs major changes, according to a commentary by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press. Read more...