Americans opposed to free health care

Whether Americans are only slightly against it or strongly against it depends upon whether they think that a free government plan will endanger their own private care. Rasmussen Reports has this here:

Americans are evenly divided over the idea of making free health care available to every one in the country, but opposition grows dramatically when their own health insurance is involved.
Forty-two percent (42%) of Americans say every one in the United States should have free health care. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 44% disagree.
However, by a two-to-one margin (60% to 27%), Americans reject free health care for all if it means changing their own coverage and joining a program administered by the government. Many surveys, conducted over many years have found a similar unwillingness to support any program that requires a change in coverage. Last December, 58% opposed any kind of government-controlled health plan if it meant they had to change their own insurance coverage. . . . .

Another Rasmussen discussion claims that 26 percent of the uninsured say that the health care that they receive is "poor." They also note that 56 percent of the uninsured rate the US health care system as poor, though I would be interested to see this compared to the insured. We know that the insured are extremely happy with their health care and yet they rate the US system as a whole as poor because they think that the poor are getting low quality care.

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Blogger The Right Guy said...

With a democrat congress and BHO as president, it's almost fait accompli.

5/18/2009 11:08 PM  

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