Single-payer or business-as-usual for health insurance? Business owners have opinions.
Do business owners feel single-payer is the way to go? A recent study reveals they have strong—but decidedly mixed—opinions.
Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, health care was at the forefront of Americans’ minds. A Gallup poll released January 13, 2020, placed health care at the top of issues important to voters in the upcoming election. Moreover, a recent survey conducted by Public Agenda in partnership with USA Today and Ipsos found that Republicans and Democrats agree about the need to fix the nation’s health care system.
But is a single-payer system the way to go? A recent study shows that American small business owners, at least, have strong—but decidedly mixed—opinions.
Employment web site SimplyHired
conducted a survey of 543 Americans who were running their own business, self-employed in their own incorporated or unincorporated business, or currently engaged in entrepreneurship. The survey defined single-payer health care as “a type of universal health care financed by taxes that covers the costs of essential health care for all U.S. citizens.”
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