The founder of an organization that aims to protect healthcare choices for all is not surprised that a new poll shows consumers have less faith in government healthcare than they do in the private sector.
According to a University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy poll, in conjunction with the Associated Press, the pandemic has not changed the preference for the private sector over government when it comes to healthcare.
"I think that there is always a concern with government healthcare that there will be rationing and that there will be limits on access to the care that people need and that perhaps, particularly if you're elderly or infirm or young or vulnerable or disabled, that you may not get the same kind of treatment as a result of it being a government program," explains Twila Brase of the Citizens' Council for Health Freedom.
She says people also tend to favor the private sector because of its innovation.
"I think the private sector is always the one which is looking for advances and entrepreneurship and new ways to do things," Brase submits. "They want to create a good product, and they want to be able to sell it and profit from their ingenuity."
Brase further points out that the government is limited by bureaucracy, taxpayers, and politics.
The poll also clearly indicates that in spite of the pandemic, there is no drive in the public eye for "Medicare for All" touted by left-wing politicians who really want a government takeover of the healthcare system.