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Toplines - Health Care - June 12-13, 2009

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National Survey of 1,000 Adults

Conducted June 12-13, 2009

By Rasmussen Reports

1* Would it be a good idea to set up a government health insurance company to compete with private health insurance companies?

41% Yes

41% No

18% Not sure

2* Who is likely to provide better service and more choice—a health insurance company set up by the government or a private health insurance company?

34% Health insurance company set up by the government

49% Private health insurance company

17% Not sure

3* Suppose a public health insurance company is set up to compete with private health insurance companies. How likely is it that the public health insurance company would lose money and require taxpayer subsidies to stay in business?

38% Very likely

25% Somewhat likely

15% Not very likely

5% Not at all likely

17% Not sure

4* If private insurance companies have to compete with a public option, will it reduce the cost of health care?

32% Yes

40% No

28% Not sure

NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 4.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence