According to a new AARP poll, a huge majority of registered voters age 50+ living in Congressman Mark Green’s northeastern Wisconsin district oppose cuts in Medicaid that will make it harder to qualify for the program’s financial assistance to help pay for nursing home coverage.
Representatives of AARP Wisconsin unveiled the results of the poll at a press conference on Mondaymorning at Green Bay’s City Center Holiday Inn.
81 percent of those polled oppose cutting Medicaid funding as a way of reducing the federal debt; 67percent were ‘strongly opposed’ to such cuts.
Opposition to cutting Medicaid funding crossed all political party lines: 72 percent of those identifying themselves as Republicans, 81 percent of Democrats, and 83 percent of Independents were united in rejecting cuts in Medicaid funding.
In the first week of February, the U.S. House of Representatives will vote on a budget reconciliation bill that mandates cuts in Medicaid funding and restricts eligibility.
FYI - the Winnebago County Board also unanimiously supported a resolution calling for this to be voted down.