Jun 18, 2019

Democrats don't get Medicare for All

Caitlin Owens, author of Vitals
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Data: Kaiser Family Foundation; Chart: Andrew Witherspoon/Axios

Republicans have a better grasp on what Medicare for All would look like than Democrats do, according to a new Kaiser Family Foundation survey.

By the numbers: Only 31% of Democrats think health insurance premiums would go away under a national plan — a key component of Sen. Bernie Sanders' Medicare for All bill.

  • That's compared to 45% of Republicans.
  • The GOP also (perhaps more understandably) has a better grasp of the more negative aspects of Medicare for All, like that most people's taxes would increase.

My thought bubble: Democrats should probably start trying harder to make sure that their own voters understand at least the good parts about Medicare for All.

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The latest: New York Attorney General Letitia James responded to Trump's comments by tweeting that he "is not a dictator & he doesn’t have the right to unilaterally deploy U.S. military across American states. We will guard the right to peaceful protest & will not hesitate to go to court to protect our constitutional rights during this time & well into the future."

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