ACA Magnifying Glass Asked tochoose between building on the ACA and replacing it with a nationalMedicare for All plan, 55 percent of Democrats andDemocratic-leaning independents said they would expand the existinglaw. (Photo: Getty)

Most Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents would preferto expand the Affordable Care Act rather than replace it with a“Medicare for All” plan, according to a new tracking poll from theKaiser Family Foundation.

The poll, released Tuesday, also examines opinions on a genericgovernment-run “public option” health plan that would be availableto all Americans and compete with private insurance. Abouttwo-thirds of the public said they support a public option, thoughmore than 6 in 10 Republicans oppose it. (Kaiser Health News is aneditorially independent program of the Kaiser FamilyFoundation.)

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