Momentum for single-payer healthcare grows — Majority of US supports single payer

A Washington Post-Kaiser Family Foundation poll found 51 percent of Americans support a single-payer health plan, while 43 percent oppose it, the Washington Post reports.

The combined groups polled 1,850 adults.

Here's what you should know.

1. Democrats and Independents favor single-payer legislation at 74 percent and 54 percent, respectively, while only 16 percent of Republicans prefer single payer.

2. Among people who have attended a protest or rally concerning the ACA, 79 percent preferred a single-payer plan. Of this same group, 85 percent said they also support the ACA.

3. The results echo a Kaiser Family Foundation poll conducted last summer, which found 53 percent of respondents supported a single-payer health plan.

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