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Name: Peg
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Refereeing Pete Buttigieg and Elizabeth Warren on Public Support for Medicare for All

Interesting article on the very subject we've all been 'discussing' of late--the popularity of Medicare 4 All vs a Medicare Who Want It (public option) Program. This is provided through Kaiser Healthcare News and Politifact.

According to the polls, choice in healthcare decisions wins the day as opposed to a single national healthcare system where everyone is required to join and private insurance goes bye-bye. Interestingly, the preference to open Medicare to those between the ages of 50-64 pulls the largest support (77%) crossing partisan lines where Democrats, Independents and Republicans actually agree on something. If I remember correctly this was, in fact, Elizabeth Warren's position a few short years ago.

The conclusion?

Buttigieg said that Americans “say that what they want is a choice” to join a single-payer system like Medicare rather than ending private insurance.

Polling on this question shows higher levels of support for an opt-in approach to expanding Medicare than for a required switch away from private insurance. We rate the statement True.

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