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HEALTHCARE

  • Most Voters Still Oppose Health Care Mandate

    Senate Republicans are nearing a deal on repealing the individual health care mandate implemented under the Obama administration. A majority of voters continue to oppose the requirement that all Americans buy or obtain health insurance, opting for more free market competition between insurance companies instead of more government intervention.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 34% of Likely U.S. Voters think the government should require every American to buy or obtain health insurance. Fifty-three percent (53%) disagree and another 14% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on November 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.

  • 53% Now Support Contraceptive Mandate

    President Trump rolled back an Obama-era mandate that required employer-based health care plans to cover prescription contraceptives. But new polling shows that support for such a  mandate is up.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 53% of Likely U.S. Voters think businesses should be required by law to provide health insurance that covers all government-approved contraceptives for women without co-payments or other charges to the patients, up from 43% in July 2014. Thirty-four percent (34%) don’t think companies should be required to meet the contraceptive mandate, which was implemented under the Affordable Care Act. That’s down from 47% in July 2014. Twelve percent (12%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on October 12 and 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.

  • Most Voters Not Willing To Pay Higher Taxes for Obamacare

    It may cost Americans more money each year in taxes to continue to fund Obamacare in its current form. But voters aren’t too keen on paying higher taxes to keep it alive. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on September 20-21, 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.

  • Support for Single-Payer Health Care Continues To Grow

    Bernie Sanders and 16 Democratic senators have presented a new single-payer health care plan to Congress. Voters have been cool to single-payer in the past, but they seem to be slowly coming around to the idea, even though they still think it will drive up both taxes and the federal deficit. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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     The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on September 12-13, 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.