As Democratic primary candidates duel over healthcare reform, Insider polled to see what a popular universal healthcare could look like — and to gauge what Americans want to see covered in a national health insurance plan.
In short: a lot. But it also depends on the person you ask.
As expected, the response tracked along partisan lines. Democrats want to see almost everything covered in a public health plan, including pediatric care, nursing home care and mental health services. Republicans are staunchly opposed to transitioning their healthcare towards a government-run system, though making hospice care part of a government-run insurance system drew more favorable opinions than most in the Insider poll.
Both self-identified Republicans and self-identified Democrats backed making health insurance for members of the military and veterans sponsored by the government. There was support for publicly insuring the elderly and poverty-stricken as well, though Republicans were less likely to endorse that idea.