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Americans are more focused on health costs than Medicare-for-all, poll shows
Washington Post

Most Americans want Congress to take action to lower their family’s health care expenses, rather than make sweeping changes such as adopting Medicare-for-all, or repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act, according to a new survey.

At a time when Democratic presidential candidates are emphasizing universal health coverage — with those on the left advocating Medicare-for- all — not quite half of the respondents who identify as Democrats regard that as a priority for Congress in the latest poll by the Kaiser Family Foundation. That compares with 14 percent of Republicans.

Majorities of both parties, on the other hand, believe Congress should find ways to lower the expense of prescription drugs, according to the poll results released on Wednesday. Drug costs are the top priority for respondents of both parties in Kaiser’s poll, as they have been for some time.