A 57% majority of U.S. adults believe that the federal government should ensure all Americans have healthcare coverage. Yet nearly as many, 53%, prefer that the U.S. healthcare system be based on private insurance rather than run by the government.
In 2000, Gallup began tracking the public’s views of whether it is the federal government’s responsibility to ensure all Americans have healthcare coverage and has found considerable fluctuation. From 2000 through 2008, majorities ranging from 54% to 69% believed the federal government should ensure universal coverage in the U.S.
Partisans’ views of the federal government’s responsibility in ensuring healthcare for all Americans diverge sharply, as they have over the past two decades. Currently, 88% of Democrats and 59% of independents but just 28% of Republicans think the government is responsible.
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For the first time in Gallup’s 20-year trend, less than half of adults give high marks to the quality of U.S. healthcare. https://t.co/7w1j9bMBxW
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