Sixty-eight percent (68%) of voters believe it is Very Important to ensure that every American has access to quality health care. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey found that another 16% believe it is Somewhat Important.
Not surprisingly, therefore, 81% favor providing financial assistance to people who cannot afford health insurance or medical care. Most of that group (56%) believe the federal government should provide such assistance. Twenty-one percent (21%) want state governments to provide it, while 8% think the assistance should come from hospitals and doctors (see question wording and results).
When asked if healthy Americans should pay a bit more than is needed for their own health insurance to ensure that every American has access to quality health care, just 42% said yes. Most Democrats (56%) liked this option. That view is shared by 38% of Independents and 30% of Republicans.
This national survey of 1,001 Registered Voters was conducted August 14-15, 2018 for ScottRasmussen.com by HarrisX, a leading research company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology and the Demographic profile of our sample). The Margin of Error is +/- 3.1 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.
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