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Government-run health care, universal Medicare buy-ins backed by most Dem primary voters: Fox News Poll


Added 09-18-19 08:29:01pm EST - “As health care continues to become a central issue heading into the 2020? presidential election season, Democrats indicate they favor offering some form of a government-run system, according to a Fox News Poll.” - Foxnews.com

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As health care continues to become a central issue heading into the 2020 presidential election season, Democrats indicate they favor offering some form of a government-run system, according to a Fox News Poll.

In an effort to move closer to universal coverage, 83 percent of Democrats favor a Medicare buy-in plan, which would allow individuals, regardless of age, to buy into the government-run system. Fifty-one percent of Republicans agreed.

Currently, the taxpayer-funded program covers Americans 65 and older. Overall, 10 percent of voters said a candidate who holds a health care position different than theirs is a deal-breaker.

On Tuesday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi came out against the "Medicare-for-all" proposal. She said the presidential candidates should embrace the Affordable Care Act to achieve universal healthcare.

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