A new poll released this week spells bad news for failing presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders; showing most Americans oppose a “Medicare for All” program that would eliminate private health insurance companies.
“Nearly two-thirds of Democratic primary voters questioned in a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal national poll say they support a government-run single-payer Medicare-for-all style system that would replace existing private insurance,” reports Fox News. “But among all voters, support for such a plan plunges to just 41 percent. About 56 percent of registered voters oppose a ‘Medicare-for-all’ plan that replaces private insurance.”
Sanders unveiled his healthcare proposal earlier this year; vowing to reduce private health insurance companies to cosmetic surgery and other optional procedures.
“Sanders’ plan is the most ambitious by far of Democrats’ slate of bills aimed at expanding health coverage, proposing a total restructuring of the the national health care system that would effectively eliminate employer sponsored insurance and other government programs like Medicaid,” reports Politico.
Sanders’ plan would also bar employers and businesses from providing healthcare options that compete with the government-run insurance scheme.
Economists say Bernie’s healthcare program will cost $32 trillion over the next decade.
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