Another pro-Medicare For All poll
Over and over again, the media, Joe Biden, and the rest of the corporate Democrats tell us how people love their private health insurance. What people actually love is their doctor.
Over 59% of respondents who receive health insurance through their employer said in a new INSIDER poll they would be fine if that plan changed, as long as it meant no change in coverage.
Here's how the support broke down:
44% of people said they were on an employer-based plan. Of them, 41% love their plan, 20% don't like their plan, and 39% would be fine if it changed as long as they kept coverage.
28% were on Medicare, Medicaid or military coverage. Of them, 57% love their plan, 14% don't like their plan, and 29% would be fine if it changed as long as they kept coverage.
12% directly purchased health insurance. 39% love their plan, 22% don't like their plan, and 39% would be fine if it changed as long as they kept coverage.
You know how some 2020 Democrats who’ve been bankrolled by insurers & pharma have been claiming that most Americans would never be OK with replacing their private insurance with Medicare for All?
Well...this new poll destroys their argument. https://t.co/w9S15UzIrQ
— David Sirota (@davidsirota) August 9, 2019
This poll from this week looks a whole bunch like this other poll from a month ago.
one more time for the people in the back: nobody loves aetna. they just want dependable, quality health care. and we're going to give it to them https://t.co/wcu0ZAgd43
— Alex Jacquez (@AlexSJacquez) August 9, 2019
But corporate Democrats suddenly care about the private insurance that labor unions provide.
Even Politico has called bullsh*t on that.
Joe Biden and other moderate Democratic candidates opposed to “Medicare for All” have cast the plan as anti-labor, arguing that it would leave union members worse off by stripping them of the health care benefits they painstakingly negotiated.
But not all labor unions agree.
Only a few major unions have come out against the single-payer system that would all but eliminate private insurance, while many others remain undecided and some of the biggest labor groups in the country have embraced the plan.
Those supporting Medicare for All — or at least not yet ruling it out — say health care increasingly dominates contract battles, consuming bargaining power that could instead be directed toward raising wages and improving working conditions.