Poll: Support for ‘Medicare-For-All’ Fluctuates with Details


By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar
Associated Press, Jan. 23, 2019

“Medicare-for-all” makes a good first impression, but support plunges when people are asked if they’d pay higher taxes or put up with treatment delays to get it. A new poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation found that Americans initially support “Medicare-for-all” by 56% to 42%. However, those numbers shifted dramatically when people were asked about the potential impact: When respondents were told that a government-run system could lead to delays in getting care or in higher taxes, support plunged to 26% and 37%, respectively. Support fell to 32% if it would threaten the current Medicare program. Click here to read more.