“More older Americans worried about Medicare future: Survey”

More older Americans worried about Medicare future: Survey,” by Tara Suter, The Hill

“More older Americans are concerned about the future of Medicare, according to a survey published Wednesday. Seventy-four percent of Americans aged 50-64 say they are ‘extremely worried or worried’ about Medicare not being ‘available when you become eligible to receive it,’ according to the West Health-Gallup 2024 Survey on Aging in America. That figure is up 13 points from 2022. when 61 percent of the same age group said they were concerned about Medicare availability when they are eligible for it.”

LTC Comment, Stephen A. Moses, President, Center for Long-Term Care Reform:

Why more worry about Medicare and Social Security all of a sudden? Excessive government spending, debt, deficits, escalating interest rates, and inflation chip away at the public’s confidence in government “entitlements.”