Just 13% Believe Medicare For All Cost Savings Will Offset Tax Hikes

Just 13% of voters nationwide think it’s likely that cost savings from a Medicare for All program will offset the tax increases needed to implement the plan. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey found that 66% believe that tax hikes are likely to be greater than the savings while 20% are not sure.

Eighty-two percent (82%) of Republicans believe the tax hikes will be higher than any potential cost savings. That view is shared by 54% of Democrats and 66% of Independent voters.

One reason for this is that just 17% of voters expect the cost of care to go down if Medicare for All becomes law. Fifty-two percent (52%) believe the costs will go up, 10% think they’ll stay about the same, and 21% are not sure.

On the other side of the equation, 84% believe Medicare for All will lead to higher taxes for the middle class.

Medicare for All means different things to different people. A leading plan promoted by Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren would ban private health insurance companies.  Just 17% of voters support that approach. One reason is that 71% of voters rate their own health insurance coverage as good or excellent.

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The national survey of 1,000 Registered Voters was conducted October 16-17, 2019 by ScottRasmussen.com and HarrisX, a polling company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology). Results from the full sample have +/-3.1 Margin of Sampling Error with a 95% level of confidence.

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