Medicare for All rally sign Just over 30 percent support a public option that allows private insurance to remain, while roughly 21 percent would opt for largely replacing the private insurance system via a single-pay Medicare for All system. (Photo: Shutterstock)

A new poll shows the public wants to see the government’s role in health care increase. However, people remain divided on just what that role should look like.

The poll by the Urban Institute of nearly 10,000 non-elderly adults finds that 51.6 percent support either Medicare for All or establishing a government-run “public option” insurance program.

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