48% Say Health Care System is Good or Excellent

Forty-eight percent (48%) of voters rate the U.S. healthcare system as good or excellent. A Scott Rasmussen national survey found that 38% say it is just fair while 19% give it a rating of poor.

However, results from other questions suggest a fair amount of confusion on this topic. Sixty-seven percent (67%) of all voters say the system is badly broken. Somewhat surprisingly, among those who rated the system as good or excellent, 50% also say it’s badly broken.

While public opinion of the overall health care system is fairly negative, 71% are happy with the medical care they receive. The fact that most are happy with the care they receive is a major obstacle to reform. For these voters, a solid majority, there is little upside to reform and plenty of downside. No matter how bad the health care system is today, there is a rational concern that Congress could make it worse.

Other data recently released shows that just 22% believe that having affordable health insurance guarantees access to quality health care.

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Note: Neither Scott Rasmussen, ScottRasmussen.com, nor RMG Research, Inc. have any affiliation with Rasmussen Reports. While Scott Rasmussen founded that firm, he left more than seven years ago and has had no involvement since that time.


The online survey of 1,000 Registered Voters was conducted by Scott Rasmussen on June 15, 2021. Field work for the survey was conducted by RMG Research, Inc.   Certain quotas were applied, and the sample was lightly weighted by geography, gender, age, race, education, internet usage, 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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