New poll claims that majority of Republicans want Medicare for all.

By | 2018-10-24T05:34:02+00:00 October 25th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |4 Comments

I’m sorry, what?

Courtesy of The Hill:

More than half of Republicans in a new American Barometer poll say they support “Medicare for all,” also known as a single-payer health-care system.

The survey, conducted by Hill.TV and the HarrisX polling company, found that 52 percent of Republicans polled said they supported the option, while 48 percent said they opposed it.

Twenty-five percent said they “strongly” supported “Medicare for all,” while 27 percent said they “somewhat” supported it.

Twenty-two percent said they “somewhat” opposed the idea, while 26 percent said they “strongly” opposed it.

The poll comes as Democrats aim to make health care, along with “Medicare for all,” a central campaign issue.

Republican leaders, including President Trump, have slammed the idea, saying it would ultimately fail if it were put into action.

“In practice, the Democratic Party’s so-called Medicare for All would really be Medicare for None,” Trump wrote in a USA Today op-ed. “Under the Democrats’ plan, today’s Medicare would be forced to die.”

However, other polling has shown that the increased attention on “Medicare for all” could be peeling away senior citizens’ support of Republicans in the midterms.

You know this is actually coming, whether the Republicans are ready for it or not. 

And as it turns out they are probably more ready for it than previously known. 

Obamacare was designed to open a path toward single payer, which was so obvious that even Sarah Palin recognized it back when the legislation was newly introduced. 

It is also obviously what we need to solve our health care crisis and I think it is a winning issue for Democrats both in 2018 and 2020. 

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4 Comments

  1. Paul October 25, 2018 at 6:35 am

    Most republicans also like the majority of the features of Obamacare, they just don’t like that the ACA has Obama’s name on it, and was championed by a black president. If the exact same law was introduced now, but called trumpcare, these republicans would start masturbating every time they heard “trumpcare.”

    • ACA October 25, 2018 at 7:40 am

      “The concept goes back to at least 1989, when the conservative The Heritage Foundation proposed an individual mandate as an alternative to single-payer health care. It was championed for a time by conservative economists and Republican senators as a market-based approach to healthcare reform on the basis of individual responsibility and avoidance of free rider problems.” “1993’s 43 Republican Senators, 20 supported the HEART Act”
      “By 2008 many Democrats were considering this approach as the basis for healthcare reform. Experts said that the legislation that eventually emerged from Congress in 2009 and 2010 bore similarities to the 2007 bill and that it was deliberately patterned after Romney’s state healthcare plan.”
      “Clinton’s proposal would have required all Americans to obtain coverage (in effect, an individual mandate), while Obama’s proposal provided a subsidy but rejected the use of an individual mandate.” “a policy that once enjoyed broad support within the Republican Party suddenly faced unified opposition.” “the provision … requiring all Americans to buy health insurance has its roots in conservative thinking.”

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patient_Protection_and_Affordable_Care_Act

  2. WI October 25, 2018 at 8:02 am

    https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2018/10/i-respected-scott-walker-then-i-worked-him/573880/

    In August, ex–Corrections Secretary Ed Wall published a book titled Unethical: Life in Scott Walker’s Cabinet and the Dirty Side of Politics, a clear jab at Walker’s book Unintimidated.

  3. Anonymous October 26, 2018 at 5:18 pm

    But they don’t understand healthcare. Just like they didn’t understand that Obamacare was the ACA, they won’t understand that when the GOP takes away their Medicare, Medicaid, ACA that they aren’t going to get Medicare for All. They are going to be left with more expensive insurance, higher deductibles, lower lifetime caps and if they have pre-existing conditions they are out of luck. They are so brain damaged they just can’t process it.

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