July 19, 2017

THERE IS NO POLITICAL PRICE TO KILLING TRUMPCARE:

Public support for 'single payer' health coverage grows, driven by Democrats (JOCELYN KILEY, 6/23/17, Pew Research)

Currently, 60% say the federal government is responsible for ensuring health care coverage for all Americans, while 39% say this is not the government's responsibility. These views are unchanged from January, but the share saying health coverage is a government responsibility remains at its highest level in nearly a decade.

Among those who see a government responsibility to provide health coverage for all, more now say it should be provided through a single health insurance system run by the government, rather than through a mix of private companies and government programs. Overall, 33% of the public now favors such a "single payer" approach to health insurance, up 5 percentage points since January and 12 points since 2014. [...]
Even among those who say the federal government is not responsible for ensuring Americans have health care coverage, there is little public appetite for government withdrawing entirely from involvement in health care coverage. Among the public, 33% say that health care coverage is not the government's responsibility, but that programs like Medicare and Medicaid should be continued; just 5% of Americans say the government should not be involved at all in providing health insurance.

When the electorate of every developed democracy in the world says something is a right/responsibility, it is.


Posted by at July 19, 2017 1:52 PM

  

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