Public Split On What to Do About the Health Care System, Though More Support Building on ACA Than Repealing It, Replacing with a GOP Alternative, or Creating a Single Payer Plan

(Source – Kaiser Family Foundation)

The latest Kaiser Health Tracking Poll finds the public as divided as the remaining presidential candidates over their vision for the future of the nation’s health care system.

When asked to choose among four broad approaches for changing the health care system currently being discussed, the largest share (36%) say lawmakers should build on the Affordable Care Act to improve affordability and access to care, while fewer choose establishing guaranteed coverage through a single government plan (24%), repealing the ACA and not replacing it (16%), or repealing the law and replacing it with a Republican alternative (13%).

Among Democrats, a majority (54%) supports building on the existing law, as advocated by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, while about a third (33%) favor a single government plan, as advocated by Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.  Among Republicans, a clear majority (60%) favor repealing the ACA, whether it’s replaced (34%) or not (26%).  Read more…


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