Support for "Medicare for All" Drops among Medicare Beneficiaries, eHealth Survey Finds
eHealth's survey found that 58% of Medicare beneficiaries now say Medicare should remain primarily for people age 65 and older, up from 42% last year.
"We have been tracking consumer sentiment on 'Medicare for all' proposals for some time now but the results of our most recent survey surprised us," said eHealth CEO
Additional highlights from the survey:
- Fewer Medicare beneficiaries would support a "Medicare for all" candidate – 43% say they would not consider supporting a "Medicare for all" candidate for president, up from 36% in 2019.
- Highest income earners most likely to support "Medicare for all" – 47% of those with an income of
$100,000or more support "Medicare for all," compared to 33% of those with an income of $75,000-$100,000and 42% of those with an income less than $25,000per year.
- Most do not think "Medicare for all" would be implemented" – 52% say they consider it very or somewhat unlikely that a "Medicare for all" program would be implemented even if a "Medicare for all" candidate is elected president.
eHealth's findings are based on a voluntary survey of consumers who enrolled in Medicare plans purchased from eHealth. The survey was conducted in
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