Support For ‘Medicare For All’ Plummets If It Means Getting Rid Of Private Insurance System, Poll Finds
The poll found a mix of results about what people favored when it came to where health care should be headed. "Folks are clearly saying the system is still sort of broken to some degree, but there isn't a lot of consensus around how to fix it in one way or another," said Mohamed Younis, editor-in-chief of Gallup. Meanwhile, a new "Medicare for All" bill would set up a system that would pre-pay hospitals for care.
Poll: Just 13 Percent Want 'Medicare For All' If It Means End Of Private Insurance
A new poll finds that about only one in 10 registered voters want the equivalent of Medicare for all if it means abolishing private health insurance plans. In a Hill-HarrisX survey released Thursday, 13 percent of respondents said they would prefer a health care system that covers all citizens and doesn't allow for private plans, an approach that is sometimes referred to as "single-payer." (2/7)
New Medicare For All Draft Bill Sets A Global Budget Model
A draft version of House Democrats' upcoming Medicare for All bill proposes a national system that would pre-pay hospitals with lump sums while keeping a fee-for-service model for individual physicians. The 127-page draft, obtained by Modern Healthcare and dated Jan. 14, in many ways tracks with the system laid out in the 2017 bill from Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) who brought Medicare for All to the forefront of progressive Democratic policy. But where the Sanders bill sidestepped the question of how the system would be funded by leaving it to the executive branch, the proposal from Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) lays out specific details of a nationalized global budget system. (Luthi, 2/7)