A new poll of Medicare beneficiaries released by the Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare last month found 88% believe it is important for Congress to pass legislation that would prevent CMS’ proposed cuts to Medicare home health services.
Other key findings from the poll, released Aug. 17, include:
- 91 percent of older Americans and Medicare beneficiaries express the highest preference for receiving short-term recovery or rehabilitation health care at home.
- 92 percent of registered voters believe it is important for the federal government to maintain Medicare coverage for at-home health care to allow seniors to recover and rehabilitate at home. There is also wide bipartisan agreement among registered voters with 94 percent of Democrats and 93 percent of Republicans expressing their support for the Medicare home health program.
- 65 percent of voters oppose CMS implementing a cut to Medicare home health services, while only 20 percent support the cut.
- Three in five voters (60 percent) and more than three in four (76%) voters 65+ would be less likely to support their Member of Congress if they were in favor of making these cuts to Medicare home health services.
- More than three in four voters (78 percent) believe it is important for Congress to pass legislation to push back on CMS' proposed payment cuts to Medicare home health services, including nine in ten voters 65+ (88 percent), Medicare beneficiaries (88 percent), and caregivers for 65+ adults (89 percent).