October 7, 2020 | Updates

New Poll: Majority Of Americans Support Building On Our Current System To Expand Access To Health Coverage And Care

WASHINGTON – As the nation works together during this critical time, new 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. 

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:

  • 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.”
  • And a recent survey by the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy and The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, finds that Americans “are still more likely to prefer the private sector than the government on driving innovation in health care, improving quality and … providing coverage,” The Associated Press reports.

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 government health insurance system that would force Americans to pay more for worse care. 


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