Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Gallup on health insurance programs

Many in U.S. See Health Insurance as Personal Responsibility

Majorities place responsibility on government when no alternative is presented

PRINCETON, NJ -- In a recent Gallup survey, 89% of Republicans, 64% of independents, and 61% of Americans overall say Americans themselves -- rather than the government -- have the primary responsibility for ensuring that they have health insurance. Six in 10 Democrats say the government should be primarily responsible.

Health Insurance Views, by Party ID

Other national polls on this topic have found a higher degree of public support for government involvement in guaranteeing healthcare coverage, but those question wordings do not provide a non-governmental alternative.


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