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Trends in Future US Healthcare Policy Revealed in New Poll

Sorry to mention yet another poll, but this one is about future healthcare policy, not the presidential election. A new survey by Modern Healthcare finds that two-thirds of healthcare CEOs oppose the repeal of the Affordable Care Act. Almost the same number—62%—said they supported scrapping the private insurance market to make way for a Medicare-for-all system. Those surveyed bear listening to: 86 members of the CEO Power Panel, top leaders of hospitals, insurance companies, physician groups, trade associations, and other not-for-profit advocacy groups. When asked about creating a single-payer system such as an expanded and enhanced Medicare program in place of private insurance, less than 10% supported that idea and 61% flatly rejected it. Candidates, take notice.

John Howell, Editorial Director

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