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Questions - Health Insurance - October 8-9, 2011

62% Say Personal Responsibility for Health More Important Than Health Insurance
70% Favor Individual Choice Over Government-Mandated Standards for Health Insurance 
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National Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters
Conducted October 8-9, 2011

By Rasmussen Reports


1* What has a bigger impact on someone’s health—exercise, diet, and lifestyle choices or health insurance and medical care?


2*  Some people have more medical care needs than others. Younger and healthier adults have far fewer doctor visits than older Americans. Suppose one person goes to the doctor twice as much as another person. Should the person who goes to the doctor twice as much pay twice as much for medical care?


3* Is it more important for the federal government to determine a minimum level of health insurance that all Americans must buy or is it more important to give individuals the right to select their own health insurance plans?



4*  Suppose someone wanted to buy insurance to cover major medical coverage for issues like unexpected surgeries or cancer, but wanted to pay for routine doctor visits on their own without insurance. Should people be allowed to buy major medical insurance and pay for routine doctor visits on their own?



5* What would do more to reduce health care costs—having the federal government establish a single set of standards and regulations for health care or letting individuals shop around for the type of health insurance coverage they want?



NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence