Voters oppose Medicare cuts to nursing homes, study finds
Also, 61% of those surveyed would be less likely to vote to re-elect their representative in Congress if he or she voted for the president's plan containing Medicare reductions. Bush's proposed budget would slash $24 billion to the nursing home benefit over five years. Zogby conducted the poll for the American Health Care Association, a major lobbying group for the nursing home industry.
Other results of the poll: 50% of respondents say that any nursing home benefit cuts would have "a negative impact on the quality of care for seniors" and 73% say they would support a presidential candidate who will not reduce Medicare funding for nursing homes.