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Medicare for All rally sign Big businesses most likely fear big Medicare expansion in large part because it would lead to a significant tax increase. But looking at any tax increase as an enemy is a mistake. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Like a significant chunk of American voters, a majority of large employers want to expand Medicare. Just not too much.

A new survey of 147 large employers from the National Business Group on Health found that 55 percent of them support a Medicare expansion that’s limited to older Americans. Only 23 percent think eligibility should drop to age 50, however, and 45 percent don’t think it should expand at all. A majority believe that a broader “Medicare for All” plan would increase health costs.

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