National Survey Finds Public Split on Medicare for All, in Favor of a Medicaid Buy In Policy
Public more supportive of policies when described as an expansion of Medicare or Medicaid.
A recent poll conducted by researchers at Boston University and Harvard University found that the public is divided on support for Medicare for All proposals but have strong support for Medicaid Buy In. The research also found that when people are given the names of the policies and the policies are described as an expansion of an existing program they are more likely to support the policy. The national poll looked at public support of two health care reform proposals described with and without the terms Medicare and Medicaid. A poll of 5,051 respondents was conducted over the period of September 12 through 26, 2018 by Civis Analytics.
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