US voters want to keep private health insurance and expand Medicare


Most Democratic voters are drawn to Medicare for All but may challenge the party in 2020.

Private health insurance and other components of healthcare reform have been a central issue among Democratic presidential candidates. Those politicians have been pitching their own versions of Medicare and medical coverage which may make things somewhat more complex for the candidates in 2020 according to a new Wall Street Journal and NBC news poll.

Two out of every three voters support opening Medicare coverage up to anyone who wants to buy in.

This is not unlike a concept put forward by a number of Democratic candidates, including former Vice President Joe Biden, said a recent Wall Street Journal report. The survey results showed that two thirds of U.S. voters also believe that young adults who arrived in the country illegally should be permitted to remain. This is a concept supported by many of the party’s presidential candidates.

The poll showed that about 56 percent of registered voters wouldn’t want a Medicare for All system that would eliminate private health insurance. The type of plan Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and a number of others have proposed would put private plans to an end…..Read more>>