Democrats are increasingly fans of a single payer plan for health care and there are enough of us who want that to seriously move the needle on national surveys. A majority of Americans want the Federal government to help make sure everyone has access to adequate health care, and the number of people who want single payer has grown by 5 points since January, when this poll was last taken by Pew.
NY and CA are seriously considering bills to convert to single-payer; Vermont tried to get there as their Obamacare compliance and a gubernatorial candidate in Maryland is talking about it. There’s probably more. When you read about these efforts, you also get alot about the sticker shock. But that is more likely the result of doing this on a state by state basis rather on a Federal level. Which would not be cheap, either.
So where are our locals on this? I know Senator Carper had a FB Town Hall the other night to discuss health care. Other than asking to be at the table for the Trumpcare bullshit, I haven’t heard a one of them talk about any solutions. And here we find that Pew has been measuring the increasing popularity of the one solution to rule them all.