Support For Sanders’ Single-Payer Plan Fades With Control, Cost Concerns

(By – Jordan Rau, Kaiser Health News)

Americans are divided about the idea of creating a single-payer government health insurance system, as Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has proposed, but support shrinks when negative arguments are highlighted and alternatives are presented, according to a poll released Thursday.

In his insurgent primary campaign against Hillary Clinton, Sanders has been championing a Medicare-like single-payer plan for all citizens. The idea has been a popular proposal in the liberal wing of the party for decades. Clinton views it as politically infeasible and has been arguing that it is better to build on the Affordable Care Act than raze it in favor of an entirely new system. Republican candidates are all strongly opposed to the idea and would prefer to overturn the ACA. Read more…

 

Kaiser Health News is a nonprofit national health policy news service that is part of the nonpartisan Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.

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