Naturally Kaiser (insurance) keeps insurance in the equation when they did their poll. Who wants to answer a question when they “do not favor” insurance, at all. If the power brokers control “Medicare for All” and make no mistake, they will. Then they’ll have universal, single payer as a program that still utilizes them, the middleman–insurance. So what’s the point of simply changing the hand big insurance takes their dollars from? None. It will still be too expensive and cause care to be, yep, rationed (it already is, by one’s ability to pay) and diluted to spread health care dollars further around (and insurance to take their cut) so we can think we’ve finally gotten single payer, universal care. Insurance needs to go, and that includes Kaiser Permanente, et al.
This is the sole reason why so many are leery of any change, especially on the health care front and especially if they are insured by an employer at little or no cost to them (yes, high salaries usually translate into free or near-free benefits). Health insurance provided by an employer is usually better and less expensive to the insured than what the average individual can buy. Most people in the US get their health care (insurance) through their employer.
As for the poll, it depends on how the question is worded. It asks “percentage of people that favor getting their insurance from a single government plan.” Sounds like Romneycare. I’m surprised it wasn’t lower. Why not ask how many favor a government run health care program whereby each individual receives a government issued health care card that covers all their health care at the point of service. Cradle to the grave. No premiums, no co-pays, no exceptions. The cost will be covered by a progressive tax attached to Medicare.