82% Favor Providing Financial Assistance for People Who Can’t Afford Health Care

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.

However, only 45% favor having the federal government provide that assistance. Others see it as the responsibility of state governments (16%), private charities (8%), doctors and hospitals (7%), local governments (5%), or family and friends (2%).

Sixty percent (60%) of Democrats believe the federal government should provide financial assistance to people who cannot afford health insurance or medical care. That view is shared by 46% of Independents and 27% of Republicans.

Among all voters, 42% favor having healthy Americans pay a bit more than is needed for their own health insurance to ensure that every American has access to quality health care. Fifty-eight percent (58%) are opposed. That approach is favored by 55% of Democrats, 41% of Independents, and 28% of Republicans.

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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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