This poll will certainly be an impediment to the Obama Administration’s grandiose plan to provide universal health care reforms.
Seventy percent (70%) of Americans with health insurance rate their coverage as good or excellent.
Twenty-three percent (23%) say their insurance coverage is fair, and six percent (6%) rate it as poor, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey.
Overall, including those without insurance, 62% rate the health care they receive as good or excellent, while eight percent (8%) say itâ€™s poor. For Americans with health insurance, satisfaction is a bit higher: 70% say their health care is good or excellent, while just four percent (4%) view it as poor. These findings are virtually unchanged from a survey in July of last year.
But, Americans are divided on whether it is a good idea for the United States to establish a government health insurance company.
Forty-one percent (41%) are in favor of a government-run health insurance plan, while 44% are opposed, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. Fifteen percent (15%) are not sure.
Americans are evenly divided over whether a government plan would have an unfair advantage over private insurers. Thirty eight percent (38%) say yes; the identical number (38%) say no.
But a plurality of all Americans (49%) still believes a private health insurance company is likely to provide better service and more choice. Twenty-nine percent (29%) say a government-run plan would do a better job and offer more choice, but one-out-of-five (21%) are not sure which would do better.
One major issue is whether new health care options will allow Americans to choose their own doctors. It is significant to note that just 50% believe the current system allows most Americans to make that choice. Most private sector employees say that Americans today do not have such a choice, but government employees, entrepreneurs, and retirees disagree.
Although Americans appear to be divided on a government run health care system, President Obama will push legislation adopting universal care for all Americans.
The main questions are:
- Who is going to pay for what?
- Can America afford the costs?
If the answers are not forthcoming, there will be no noteworthy reform passing the Congress.
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