Voter Support Of ‘Medicare For All’ Drops By Nearly 50 Percent

The Federalist | 2/13/2019 | Madeline Osburn
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Over the last month, Democratic presidential candidates have shared their vision for single payer health insurance, including “Medicare for All”–a policy that threatens the end of private insurance. According to a new Morning Consult/Politico poll, these progressive proposals coincide with a 50 percent drop in voter support of “Medicare for All” from January to February.

Thanks to the popularity of the Medicare program, “Medicare for All” maintained a majority of support since November. But when 2019 started off with a handful of Democrats discussing plans to expand government healthcare programs, voter support quickly fell. The program had a net support of 27 percentage points in January, but dropped by 15 points in the Feb. 7-10 survey.

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Shortly after launching her campaign for a 2020 presidential bid, Senator Kamala Harris called for replacing private insurance with single-payer healthcare.

“The idea is that everyone gets access to medical care, and you don’t have to go through the process of going through an insurance company, having them give you approval, going through the paperwork, all of the delay that...
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