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Thu Oct 17, 2019, 12:35 PM


CBS News poll: Most Americans favor a national health plan [View all]

With 12 Democratic candidates lined up for Tuesday's debate, Americans who tune in are likely to witness another spirited debate on health care at least if previous debates can be any predictor. A majority of Americans agree with many of the Democratic presidential candidates in favoring some type of national health insurance plan, though most Americans still like the health insurance they currently have and do not want private insurance to be replaced by a public option.

Meanwhile, more Americans today approve than disapprove of the 2010 Affordable Care Act, though many including most Democrats now think the law didn't go far enough.

Fifty-six percent of Americans think providing access to affordable health care coverage for all Americans is the responsibility of the federal government, and two-thirds favor the creation of a national, government-administered health insurance plan similar to Medicare that would be available to all Americans.


But few who favor a "Medicare for All" plan want it to become the only form of health insurance available. Six in 10 would want it to compete with private health insurance as a choice for those who want it, rather than replace all private insurance. Most Democrats hold this view as well.


This is a follow up to an earlier post of mine.

It seems rather clear that a single payer plan to replace private insurance is a loser as a campaign issue.

We should instead push a public option. If that proves to be popular then we could push for single payer for all.

I like Elizabeth Warren but very much disagree with her current stance on healthcare.
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
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