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Just 33% Favor National Health Insurance

Most Favor Requiring Companies to Insure Employees

Just 33% of Americans favor a national health insurance program, but most are open to ideas that would expand coverage to cover more of the uninsured population. A Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that 55% favor the idea of requiring companies to provide health insurance and 57% favor taxing wealthier Americans to provide coverage for those without insurance. Former North Carolina Senator John Edwards (D) has recently advocated these latter concepts as part of his 2008 Presidential campaign. Edwards is currently in third place among Democrats seeking the nomination and tied with Republican frontrunners Rudy Giuliani and John McCain in general election match-ups.

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