Support drops for “Medicare for all” but increases for a public option
Support is dropping for Sen. Bernie Sanders‘s (I-Vt.) “Medicare for All” health care plan, according to a poll released Tuesday.
The Kaiser Family Foundation tracking poll found that 51 percent of those surveyed in October favored Medicare for All, a proposal in which all Americans would get their insurance from a single government plan, compared to the 53 percent who said they supported it last month.
Conversely, 47 percent of those surveyed said they opposed Medicare for All, an increase of 2 percentage points from September.
Support for Medicare for All has dropped 5 percentage points since April in the Kaiser Family Foundation tracking poll, and opposition has grown by 8 points.
Medicare for All has been a source of contention among Democrats running for president and it is likely to come up again during Tuesday’s debate in Ohio.
Biden has opted for a more moderate proposal that would create a public option to compete with private insurance companies.