Seniors are wary of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, but lack knowledge of much of the law, according to a survey from conservative group Resurgent Republic.
The survey included focus groups of seniors in Florida and Michigan, both battleground states. Participants said they were concerned about the health benefits changing, but had little knowledge of how or why they could change.
In addition, when the seniors were reminded of controversial provisions of the law such as the individual mandate and the Independent Payment Advisory Board — directed with cutting Medicare payments
to doctors — they showed more disapproval of PPACA.
The IPAB is not authorized to cut Medicare benefits and the health care law is not cutting Medicare benefits, but seniors remain concerned
about the threat to their health care benefits.