70% of Americans think Medicare should be an option for those who want it, Marist poll finds

 Seventy percent of Americans support Medicare as an option for anyone who wants to choose government coverage over private insurance, according to a Marist Poll in partnership with NPR and PBS NewsHour

For the poll, 1,346 adults were surveyed via phone from July 15-17. The poll found 90 percent of Democrats and 70 percent of independents align with allowing all Americans to choose Medicare, and nearly half (46 percent) of Republicans consider it a good idea.

However, 54 percent of Americans don't think rolling out "Medicare for All" as the nation's only healthcare program is a good idea. In addition, 62 percent of Americans say a national health insurance program for undocumented immigrants is a bad idea.

In terms of other regulations, 67 percent of Americans said it is a good idea for the government to regulate prescription drug prices. Fifty-one percent of Americans don't want the ACA to be repealed, while 44 percent support a repeal.

To view the full poll results, click here.

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