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Wed Jan 21, 2015, 10:08 AM

Single-Payer: It's What the People Want

Note that the phrasing is Medicare for All. If you say "government" health care, the numbers drop.

http://www.commondreams.org/news/2015/01/20/single-payer-its-what-people-want

A majority of Americans support a single-payer, Medicare-for-all healthcare system, a new poll shows.

The results showed that just over 50 percent of the 1,500 likely voters surveyed indicated support for a single-payer system. Almost 80 percent of Democrats supported such a plan, while 25 of Republicans did.

The findings were first shared with The Hill by the Progressive Change Institute, an arm of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee.

The new poll comes on the heels of Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin's abandoning what was seen as a trailblazing plan to create a single-payer healthcare system in his state. The move was derided by Dr. Andrew D. Coates, president of Physicians for a National Health Program, who said, "Vermonters throughout the state understand that an equitable health care system must be truly universal and must remove all financial barriers to medically necessary care. They recognize that a public single payer is an essential incremental step toward these goals."

"The time for a single-payer system is now. Our patients in every state urgently need it," Coates added.

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Response to eridani (Original post)

Wed Jan 21, 2015, 10:16 AM

1. Can't have it. That would give people some hope, and security. Not in the best interests of the 1%.

 

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Response to eridani (Original post)

Wed Jan 21, 2015, 10:27 AM

2. K&R. Yes please!

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Response to eridani (Original post)

Wed Jan 21, 2015, 10:30 AM

3. Single Payer is not sufficient to fix medical care in the US,

but it's necessary.

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