Medicare for All rally sign Among Medicare beneficiaries, 58 percent now say Medicare should remain primarily for people age 65 and older, up from 42 percent in each of the prior two years. (Photo: Shutterstock)

A majority of Medicare enrollees now say that the federal health insurance program should remain primarily for people age 65 and older, according to eHealth’s report, “Medicare Beneficiaries on ‘Medicare for All.’”

eHealth surveyed more than 1,000 individuals who purchased Medicare insurance plans through its online platform, and found that support among beneficiaries is down for Medicare for All. Just over a third (37 percent) of the respondents say that all Americans should have access to Medicare or Medicare-like coverage, compared to 41 percent in 2019 and 31 percent in 2018.

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Katie Kuehner-Hebert

Katie Kuehner-Hebert is a freelance writer based in Running Springs, Calif. She has more than three decades of journalism experience, with particular expertise in employee benefits and other human resource topics.

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