45% Rate US Health Care System as Good/Excellent; 22% Say Poor

Forty-five percent (45%) of Registered Voters rate the U.S. Health Care System as Good or Excellent while 22% rate it as poor. A Scott Rasmussen national survey found that 30% believe our health care system is merely Fair while 3% are not sure.

The survey also found that 72% rate the medical care they personally receive as good or excellent. Just 6% say the quality of their medical care is poor.

Sixty-six percent (66%) rate their insurance coverage as good or excellent. while 11% say poor.

There are large partisan divides on the question about the U.S. health care system. Sixty-four percent (64%) of Republicans say it’s good or excellent while just 8% say poor. Democrats are evenly divided–32% say good or excellent, 29% say poor.  As for Independent voters, 40% rate the health care system as good or excellent while 28% rate it as poor.

Partisan differences are much more modest on questions of personal medical care and insurance coverage.

Data released earlier showed that 22% believe our nation’s response to the coronavirus pandemic would have been better with a national health care system run by the federal government. Thirty-eight percent (38%) believe that would have made things worse.

Other data showed that, if infected by the coronavirus, 30% are not confident they would receive appropriate medical care.

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The survey of 1,200 Registered Voters was conducted by Scott Rasmussen using a mixed mode approach from April 2-5, 2020. Field work for the survey was conducted by RMG Research, Inc. Most respondents were contacted online while 198 were contacted using automated phone polling techniques. Certain quotas were applied to the overall sample and lightly weighted by geography, gender, age, race, and political party to reasonably reflect the nation’s population of Registered Voters. Other variables were reviewed to ensure that the final sample is representative of that population.


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