Morning Consult editor: Americans are more likely to support 'Medicare for all' than 'Health-care for all'

Morning Consult executive editor Anna Yukhananov said on Wednesday that Americans are more likely to support universal health care if it's called "Medicare for all."

"I think it's all about how you sell it," Yukhananov told Hill.TV's Joe Concha on "What America's Thinking."
 
"If you call it 'health care for all' in the Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersCongress closer to forcing Trump’s hand on Saudi support Booker seeks dialogue about race as he kicks off 2020 campaign Capitalism: The known ideal MORE model, maybe fewer Americans are likely to support it, but if you call it 'Medicare for all,' that's already a program people are familiar with, so that polls a lot better," he continued. 
 
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) last year introduced his "Medicare for all" legislation, which has gained traction within the Democratic Party ahead of the 2018 midterm elections. 
 
Various potential Democratic 2020 presidential candidates have also signaled their support for the proposal, including Sens. Kamala Harris (Calif.) and Elizabeth Warren (Mass.). 
 
The concept has also drawn attention at the state level. 
 
California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom (D), who is running for governor, has thrown his support behind Senate Bill 562, also known as the "Healthy California Act," which would provide health care for all people residing in the state. 
 
Newsom on Tuesday that he would like to see the state pay for universal health care for all undocumented immigrants.
 
“I did universal health care when I was mayor — fully implemented, regardless of pre-existing condition, ability to pay, and regardless of your immigration status,” he said.
 
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