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Free Health Care? Not If It Means Switching Insurance Coverage!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Half of Americans support the notion of providing health care for free to all Americans even though they expect it will reduce the overall quality of care, increase the overall cost, and increase their personal costs. However, a Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that support falls dramatically if the plan requires everyone with insurance to “change their coverage and join a program administered by the government.” This is consistent with a large body of research suggesting strong resistance to any proposal requiring people to switch from the current health insurance.


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