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Voters oppose Medicare cuts to hospitals: AHA poll
Modern Healthcare

More than two-thirds of voters oppose deficit-related Medicare and Medicaid cuts to hospitals, according to a hospital-funded survey. And the findings are likely to figure prominently in hospitals’ Capitol Hill lobbying. Sixty-nine percent of voters opposed proposals for $70 billion in cuts to Medicare and Medicaid providers over the coming decade and 22% supported the cuts, according to the Public Opinion Strategies survey of 800 registered voters in the week after the presidential election.