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AP FACT CHECK: No consensus on government-paid health care


September 14, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans are not clamoring for single-payer health care, as Sen. Bernie Sanders suggests they are in proposing a plan that would have the government foot most medical bills.

He's right that support for the idea has grown and in some polls tops 50 percent. But polls suggest that the prevailing sentiment is ambivalence.

Saving money on health insurance holds lots of appeal. Seeing taxes rise to cover those costs may dull the appetite.

Sanders' plan, coming out Wednesday, would have the government finance coverage now paid for by a mix of employers, their workers, public p...

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