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HEALTHCARE

  • Voters Still Support Allowing Health Insurance To Be Sold Across State Lines

    There’s even stronger support for House Republicans’ proposal to allow Americans to purchase health insurance across state lines, but voters remain divided on proposed reforms for medical liability and malpractice. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on May 11 and 14, 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.

  • Should Taxpayers Help Cushion Spike in Obamacare Rates?

    Citing financial losses, several major health insurers have announced plans to back out of the state exchanges set up under President Obama’s national health care law, leaving many Americans with fewer insurance options and higher rates.  More than ever say they or an immediate family member has gotten coverage through the exchanges, but voters don’t think taxpayers should help offset any jump in rates they may experience because of the exit of these companies.

    At issue is Obamacare's requirement that every American have health insurance, and a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 57% of Likely U.S. Voters still oppose that mandate.  Just 32% continue to believe the government should require every American to buy or obtain health insurance, showing no change from last October which marked the lowest finding in regular tracking since 2012.  Twelve percent (12%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The national survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on September 14-15, 2016 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 Favor GOP Plan To Sell Health Insurance Across State Lines

    Among the many changes in the House Republicans’ proposed health care alternative to Obamacare are reforms for medical liability and malpractice as well as letting consumers buy health insurance across state lines. Voters aren’t sold on government caps on malpractice payouts but remain enthusiastic about removing state barriers to purchasing health insurance. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on June 22-23, 2016 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.