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Little Support for GOP Plan to Privatize Medicare: Poll
Date:6/13/2011

ice paid for prescription drugs

%66

17

18Having people with higher incomes pay more for their Medicare benefits then people with lower incomes

%59

18

23Cutting the fees paid to hospitals

%44

28

27Cutting the fees paid to doctors

%40

33

27Raising the age of Medicare eligibility from 65 to 66 and then to 67 as the number of people this age increases

%38

37

25Using measures of cost-effectiveness to charge people more for services that are not as cost-effective

%37

26

38Increasing taxes as the Medicare costs Increase

%23

50

27Increasing co-pays and deductibles so that out-of-pocket costs will increase

%18

59

22Percentages may not add up exactly to 100% due to roundingMethodologyThis survey was conducted online within the United States May 31 to June 2, 2011 among 2,027 adults (aged 18 and over). Figures for age, sex, race/ethnicity, education, region and household income were weighted where necessary to bring them into line with their actual proportions in the population. Propensity score weighting was also used to adjust for respondents' propensity to be online.

All sample surveys and polls, whether or not they use probability sampling, are subject to multiple sources of error which are most often not possible to quantify or estimate, including sampling error, coverage error, error associated with nonresponse, error associated with question wording and response options, and post-survey weighting and adjustments. Therefore, Harris Interactive avoids the words "margin of error" as they are misleading. All that can be calculated are different possible sampling errors with different probabilities for pure, unweighted, random samples with 100% response rates. These are only theoretical because no published polls come close to this ideal.  

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