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HEALTHCARE

  • Voters Like Obamacare More, But Still Expect Cost Hikes

    Obamacare remains the law of the land, but President Trump is calling for repeal after Republicans failed to move a replacement bill through the Senate. More voters than ever view Obamacare favorably and fewer expect the quality of care to suffer, but most still predict health care costs will keep rising. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on July 18-19, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • 52% Oppose Repeal of Obamacare If Fixes Can't Be Found

    President Trump has urged Congress to repeal Obamacare and fix it later if legislators can't agree on changes to it now. But while most voters agree the health care law hasn't been a success, they would rather leave it as is than throw it out completely.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 41% of Likely U.S. Voters think it would be better for Congress and the president to repeal the existing health care law completely and start over if they cannot agree on what fixes to make. But 52% say it would be better to leave Obamacare alone until they can come to an agreement on changes. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on July 5, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • Voters: Changes to Obamacare Coming Soon

    Most voters continue to think President Donald Trump and Congressional Republicans will make significant changes to Obamacare in the near future, but most also worry those changes will go too far.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 62% of Likely U.S. Voters think it’s at least Somewhat Likely that President Trump and Republicans in Congress will make significant changes in Obamacare in the next six months. Thirty-one percent (31%) believe changes in President Barack Obama’s health care plan are unlikely. These figures include 35% who say it’s Very Likely changes are coming and 11% who feel they are Not at all Likely. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on June 26-27, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • Voters See Higher Costs, Lower Quality Care With Single-Payer System

    Support for a single-payer health care system reached a new high despite voters’ views that it will increase health care costs and hurt the quality of care.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 44% favor a single-payer health care system where the federal government provides coverage for everyone. Forty percent (40%) oppose a single-payer health care system, while 16% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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  • Voters Want Guaranteed Health Care, Even If Taxpayers Can’t Afford It

    Voters tend to believe it’s the government job to make sure Americans have health care, even though they doubt the government will do it fairly and question whether taxpayers can afford it.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 49% of Likely U.S. Voters believe the federal government is responsible for making sure that all Americans have health care. Forty-two percent (42%) disagree, while 10% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on May 7-8, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • Most See Major Changes in Obamacare As Likely

    Voters are a little more protective of Obamacare now that Congress is debating its future, but most still believe big changes in the law are likely in the next few months.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 18% of Likely U.S. Voters now feel Congress and President Trump should leave the law as it is. That’s up from 12% in early January and the highest level of support for the existing law in three years.

    But a sizable majority still wants at least some changes in the law, with 51% who think Congress and the president should go through the law piece by piece to improve it and 25% who say they should repeal the entire thing and start over again. Support for complete repeal, however, is at a new low, down from a high of 40% last October. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on March 14-15, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • 52% Worry Changes in ‘Collapsing’ Obamacare May Go Too Far

    Voters tend to agree that Obamacare is in big trouble but fear Republicans may go too far in trying to fix it.

    Nearly half (48%) of Likely U.S. Voters agree with President Trump’s recent statement that “Obamacare is collapsing, and we must act decisively to protect all Americans.” A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 43% disagree with that statement. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on March 14-15, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • 42% Favor GOP Tax Credits Plan for Obamacare

    With the cost to taxpayers steadily climbing, House Republicans have proposed replacing Obamacare’s subsidies to help lower-income Americans buy health insurance with tax credits. Voters are closely divided over whether that’s a good plan, with the usual wide partisan division of opinion.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 42% of Likely U.S. Voters favor replacing subsidies with tax credits to help those who cannot fully afford health insurance. Thirty-nine percent (39%) are opposed, but one-in-five (19%) are undecided about the new proposal. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on March 8-9, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • Voters Doubt GOP Replacement But Not As Much As They Doubt Obamacare

    The Republicans’ proposed replacement for the failing Obamacare system is less than a week old, but voters are dubious about its impact on the cost and quality of health care.  Still, the new proposal already earns better marks than the law it hopes to replace.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 41% of all Likely U.S. Voters believe the cost of health care will go up under the changes proposed in Obamacare. Only 29% think those costs will go down as a result of the new plan, while 19% expect costs to stay about the same. Eleven percent (11%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on March 8-9, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • Voters Want a Replacement If Obamacare Is Scrapped

    President-elect Trump urged the Republican-led Congress this week to rapidly repeal Obamacare and pass a suitable replacement "very quickly or simultaneously." Few voters support the health care law as is, but most strongly agree with Trump that Congress needs to replace it right away.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 88% of Likely U.S. Voters say it’s important for Congress and the president to have some sort of replacement program in place if they repeal Obamacare, with 69% who say it's Very Important. Eleven percent (11%) don’t think it’s important for them to have a replacement plan ready, but that includes just three percent (3%) who say it’s Not At All Important. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The national telephone survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted by Rasmussen Reports on January 5 and 8, 2017. The margin of sampling error for the survey is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Fieldwork for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.