Gallup Poll: Americans Want ‘Medicare for All’

A growing number of Americans now support the idea of federally-funded healthcare, according to a new poll conducted by Gallup measuring response to each of the three remaining Presidential candidates’ proposed healthcare policies. (ABC News)

Most Americans want Obamacare to be replaced by what Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders proposes and what both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump oppose: “Replacing the ACA [Affordable Care Act — Obamacare] with a federally funded healthcare program providing insurance for all Americans.” That’s 58% of Americans in the survey. Only 37% were opposed. 5% had “No opinion.” (Global Research)

The politics of Obamacare aren’t all that complicated. Republicans have called for the Affordable Care Act to be “repealed and replaced” for years, with only sporadic attempts to articulate what the replacement would be. On the Democratic side, the question that’s emerged over the course of the primary is whether or not the program should be expanded and improved (Hillary Clinton’s argument) or if we should push for a complete overhaul, moving toward a “single-payer” system like Medicare (Bernie Sanders’s argument). (The Washington Post)

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