Kaiser Poll Shows Solid Support for Health Reform
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Despite all the negativity in the Corporate Media (I'm looking at you, Greg Sargent), a brand new Kaiser poll shows support for health care reform is strong and steady, despite a month of vicious attacks by GOP leaders, rightwing talkers, industry scare ads, and townhellers.
The core Democratic proposal - a "public option" - is supported by a solid 59%-38% (21%) majority. A simpler idea that Rep. Anthony Weiner frequently discussed - allowing people 55-64 to join Medicare - is enormously popular, polling at 75-22 (+53).
And support for a national health plan - like Canada, UK, and every other industrialized country - is dead even despite the complete demonization of "socialized medicine" in Washington DC and on Morning Joe. Imagine if we had a real debate on single-payer Medicare for all, which has the support of 87 progressive House members despite the demonization?
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|Creating a government-administered public health insurance option
similar to Medicare to compete with private health insurance plans
|Expanding Medicare to cover people between the ages of 55 and 64
who do not have health insurance
|Having a national health plan – or single-payer plan – in which all
Americans would get their insurance from a single government plan