Majority Backs ‘Medicare for All’ Replacing Private Plans, if Preferred Providers Stay

Majority Backs ‘Medicare for All’ Replacing Private Plans, if Preferred Providers Stay
Reduced support for single-payer overcome by assurance that Americans would not lose their doctor and hospital By Yusra Murad for Morning Consult 55% of voters back a Medicare for All system that diminishes the role of private insurers if they retain access to their preferred providers. Independents are 14 points more likely to back the ...

Majority of Healthcare Professionals Support Single-Payer System, Poll Says

Majority of Healthcare Professionals Support Single-Payer System, Poll Says
By Alicia Ault for Medscape As many of the newly elected and newly empowered Democrats in Congress are vowing to push for what they are calling “Medicare for all,” a majority of US healthcare professionals recently surveyed said they support a single-payer system, according to a Medscape Medical News reader poll. Sixty-eight percent said they ...

61% of hospital leaders say single-payer would help lower healthcare costs

61% of hospital leaders say single-payer would help lower healthcare costs
By Alia Paavola for Becker’s Hospital Review A new report from the New England Journal of Medicine-Catalysts about trends in payer-provider integration suggests that the industry is warming up to single-payer — with 61 percent of hospital leaders saying single-payer would boost the industry’s efforts to lower costs and provide better care. For its report, ...