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Most Americans Believe Ensuring Health Care Coverage Is Government’s Responsibility

By Staff

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 11:45 AM
Six-in-ten Americans say it is the federal government’s responsibility to make sure all Americans have health care coverage, including 31 percent who support a “single payer” approach to health insurance, according to a new national survey by Pew Research Center.

These views are little changed from last year, but the share saying health care coverage is a government responsibility remains significantly higher than it was from 2008 through 2016 (51 percent said this in 2016, compared with 60 percent today).

Among those who see a government responsibility to provide health coverage for all, more say it should be provided through a single health insurance system run by the government rather than through a mix of private companies and government programs (31 percent vs. 25 percent).

Click here to read the full story from Pew Research Center.



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