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.