A majority of Americans would prefer universal health care to the current U.S. health care system, but only if nothing else changes. In other words, they want all medical treatments covered, unlimited choice of doctors without paying increased taxes or health insurance premiums. Yea. And I want to be 21 again.
Fifty-six percent of adults said they would prefer a universal health care system to the current U.S. health care system, according to the ABC News/Kaiser Family Foundation/USA Today survey. However, the survey found that 76% of adults said they would oppose universal coverage if some medical treatments would no longer be covered. However, the survey found that support drops to 18% if some medical treatments would no longer be covered, 28% if universal coverage limits their choice of doctors and 35% if it meant they would pay higher taxes or health insurance premiums (Appleby , USA Today, 10/16).