27 Oct 2003 Why Don’t They Care?
A depressing bit of information from the Heritage Foundation: Most of America’s senior citizens aren’t bothering to find out what’s going on in the Medicare debate.
One snippet from the information in the Heritage Foundation WebMemo by Derek Hunter:
* 68 percent of seniors surveyed by the Kaiser Family Foundation didn’t know whether there were any differences between the House and Senate bills, though there are significant differences.
* Only 34 percent of seniors have a favorable impression of the current Medicare proposals in Congress.
* Even though such a high percentage of seniors admit to having too little knowledge of these bills, 54 percent of them think Congress should enact this legislation this year.
Why don’t they care? And why do more seniors want the bill passed than actually like it?