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Public Opinion on Single-Payer, National Health Plans, and Expanding Access to Medicare Coverage | The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Medicare-for-all sounds appealing to many Americans; about 60% to be specific. But as they say, the Devil is in the details. The fact is there is no consensus on what M4A actually means.

Proponents of M4A are doing a good job avoiding talking about what it really means, how it would work, what it would cost, how it would be paid for and how health care would be managed on an ongoing basis.

Most Americans don’t know what they are really for, (they don’t even understand Medicare), they stop asking questions once they hear “free” and no out of pocket costs. They are being mislead.

Public support quickly erodes when people hear further explanation about potential tax increases or increased government control and recent polling also shows many people falsely assume they would be able to keep their current health insurance under a single-payer plan, suggesting another potential area for decreased support.

Source: Public Opinion on Single-Payer, National Health Plans, and Expanding Access to Medicare Coverage | The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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  1. “Most Americans don’t know what they are really for, (they don’t even understand Medicare), they stop asking questions once they hear “free” and no out of pocket costs.”

    That sentence says it all. Most Americans would rather have a tooth pulled than expend the mental energy required for reading details and analyzing costs.

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    • There will be no out of pocket costs. I believe it. The money will be deducted from your paycheck.
      Therefore if you never see the money in your pay and you have no money to put into your pocket, then there is no need to take it from your pocket. Problem solved, they will just tax you first. They will get their money from you and wasted it.

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