Americans Support Building Our Current System; Let’s Strengthen It, Not Start Over
WASHINGTON – As the nation works together during this critical time, new polling from the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) reveals that the majority of Americans have a favorable view of the current health care system. Overwhelmingly, voters want candidates to focus on protecting people with pre-existing conditions (94 percent) and lowering health care costs (92 percent).
Additional polling shows the vast majority of Americans with employer-provided coverage are satisfied with their plan and support building on what’s working in health care to expand access to coverage and care:
- Recent polling from the Pew Research Center shows that a majority of Americans (56 percent) support building on our current system where private coverage, Medicare, and Medicaid work together to expand access to health coverage and care.
- The fourth edition of Voter Vitals – a tracking poll conducted nationwide and in 2020 battleground states by Locust Street Group for the Partnership for America’s Health Care Future – finds that “68% of voters are unwilling to pay any more for health care.” Further, a supermajority of Americans (65 percent) prefer to build on our current health care system.
- The Kaiser Family Foundation finds the current health care law is “gaining in popularity,” and that threatening to repeal it “has become a political liability.”
Let’s build on and improve what’s working where private coverage, Medicare, and Medicaid work together instead of starting over with a one-size-fits-all new government health insurance system that would force Americans to pay more for worse care.