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.
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