We Want Medicare For All BUT Don't Want More Taxes To Get It

Medicare for all sounds great, unless it involves paying more taxes. That’s the result of a new poll.

A majority of Americans support Medicare For All, the single-payer health insurance system backed by some Democrats. That's the findings of a poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation who says 56-percent were supportive of the plan.

However, when the plan is framed as a system guaranteeing health insurance as a right for all Americans support increased to more than 70-percent while it drops to 35-percent when told Americans have to pay more taxes. The most interesting result was the support dropping to only 26-percent when respondents were told the program would lead to delays in getting care.

Kaiser say the poll shows how the success of the insurance plan may depend on how it is framed for the public. Democrats are still split over supporting their plan, with a majority of House Democrats saying the government should focus on "improving and protecting the ACA." 

Source: Associated Press

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