Good, fast and cheap….you cannot have all three. So goes the famous saying but is it really true? Well, they basically asked this same question to the general population of this country and here is what they said:
Americans like the idea of “Medicare-for-all,” but support flips to disapproval if it would result in higher taxes or longer waits for care.
That’s a key insight from a national poll released Wednesday by the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation.
The poll found that Americans initially support “Medicare-for-all,” 56 percent to 42 percent.
However, those numbers shifted dramatically when people were asked about the potential impact, pro and con.
Support increased when people were told “Medicare-for-all” would guarantee health insurance as a right (71 percent) and eliminate premiums and reduce out-of-pocket costs (67 percent).
But if they were told that a government-run system could lead to delays in getting care or higher taxes, support plunged to 26 percent and 37 percent, respectively. Support fell to 32 percent if it would threaten the current Medicare program.
You cannot make everyone happy. Good, fast and cheap…pick two. Now let’s just watch who distorts these results to push their agenda.