62% Favor Single-Payer Health Care; 18% Favor Banning Private Insurance Companies

Sixty-two percent (62%) of voters favor a single-payer national health insurance plan where the federal government provides health insurance for everyone. However, a ScottRasmussen.com national survey found that 82% believe every American should have a choice between buying their insurance from the government or a private company. Only 18% believe that private health insurance should be eliminated so that everyone would be required to use the government insurance program.

Twenty-four percent (24%) of Democrats favor eliminating private insurance companies along with 18% of Independent voters and 10% of Republicans (see crosstab results).

Forty-eight percent (48%) believe that requiring everyone to get their insurance from the federal government would lead to higher health care prices. Just 29% believe the cost would go down.

By a 42% to 21% margin, voters believe that requiring everyone to use the government program would lead the quality of care to get worse rather than better.

Seventy percent (70%) of voters nationwide believe that it’s Very Important to ensure that every American has access to quality health care. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey also found that 82% favor providing financial assistance to people who cannot afford health insurance or medical care.

Senator Bernie Sanders introduced a Medicare for All plan than effectively bans private health insurance companies. It is one of many policies advocated by leading Democratic candidates that are supported by fewer than 20% of voters. These 20-percenters are boosting President Trump’s chances of winning in 2020.

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The national survey of 1,001 Registered Voters was conducted April 23-24, 2019 by ScottRasmussen.com and HarrisX, a polling company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology). It has a 3.1 percentage point Margin of Error with a 95% level of confidence.

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