ICYMI: Fierce Healthcare: Voters Reject Repealing the Affordable Care Act but Are Wary of Medicare for All
WASHINGTON, D.C. – In the past week, the Partnership for America’s Health Care Future shared new Voter Vitals polling that revealed the threat of a potential government shutdown leads most likely voters to be less confident in the ability of a new government-run health insurance system. Fierce Healthcare covered the newly released polling in a recent piece by Noah Tong.
New polling suggests voters would rather work to improve the current U.S. healthcare system and keep the Affordable Care Act in place, rather than drastically overhaul the system in favor of a national public option or Medicare for All.
Three-quarters of survey respondents said they prefer fixing the current health insurance system versus starting fresh with a Medicare for All system, while 64% said Medicare should begin at the age of 60 instead of 65 and 58% believe people should be allowed to purchase health insurance beginning at the age of 50.
Repealing the ACA struck a chord with respondents as just 32% of voters and only 44% of GOP voters said they support repealing the ACA. When asked if ACA subsidies should be extended, 60% said they should while only 41% of Republicans agreed.
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