Just 30% of American voters rate the U.S. health care system as good or excellent. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey found that 28% give it a poor rating. In between are 42% who rate our nation’s health care system as just fair (see question wording and topline results).
However, 68% say the medical care they receive as good or excellent and 67% say the same about their insurance coverage. Seventy-four percent (74%) also rate their current health as good or excellent. All figures are little changed from earlier in the month.
These positive assessments of personal medical care, insurance and health make it very difficult to bring about substantial change in the nation’s health care system. Skeptical voters are naturally concerned that any politically-driven change might make things worse for them.
Republicans are somewhat more upbeat about the overall health care system than other voters. Thirty-nine percent (39%) of conservative voters say the health care system is good or excellent. Just 25% of liberals and 28% of moderate voters agree (see crosstabs). However, there is little difference between the parties in terms of their personal insurance coverage and only modest differences on the medical care they receive.
The national survey of 1,000 Registered Voters was conducted August 26-27, 2018 for ScottRasmussen.com by HarrisX, a polling company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology and sample Demographics). It has a 3.1 percentage point Margin of Error with a 95% level of confidence.
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