A slim majority of Americans support a national government-run health care program

The Washington Post, April 12, 2018

Washington Post-Kaiser Family Foundation Poll

Q: Do you support or oppose having a national health plan–or a single-payer plan–in which all Americans would get their insurance from a single government plan?

51% – Support
43% – Oppose
4% – Don’t know
2% – Refused

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Previous polls on single payer Medicare for all have indicated that there is majority support for the concept but that the support is malleable and declines when referred to as a government plan. This poll question referred to “a national health plan,” “a single-payer plan,” while stating “Americans would get their insurance from a single government plan,” without any mention of Medicare for all. So the opposition to having a “government plan” seems to be subsiding, though we still have a long way to go in educating our fellow Americans on the vast superiority of the model.

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