The Role of High-Income Seniors in Medicare Reforms: The Public's Perspective

Medicare remains in the spotlight as policymakers and presidential candidates look for ways to rein in Medicare spending. One facet of the debate has centered on whether seniors with higher incomes should pay more for their coverage under Medicare. Based on data from the February 2012 Health Tracking Poll, this data note examines at what income level the public sees seniors as ‘wealthy,’ and finds that the answer has a lot to do with how the question is asked.

Data Note (.pdf)