Poll: Majority of Americans support federally funded healthcare system

The majority of American adults, 58 percent, support the idea of replacing the Affordable Care Act with a federally funded system of universal coverage, according to a new Gallup poll. Such a policy is similar to that championed by Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, whose campaign has increased the popularity of a single-payer system. Americans also are split nearly evenly on the question of whether to keep the ACA in place, and a slight majority, 51 percent, favor repealing it, the poll finds. The results, Gallup says, "show that many Americans are OK with several ways of handling the ACA rather than favoring only one possibility." Poll results