There are those who claim healthcare is a right, and we must be required to have health insurance. There are others who believe that we should follow the guide lines of the Constitution. The most recent Gallup poll no suggests that the majority of Americans now feel that the government should stay out of the healthcare business. If this trend continues, will the Senate also go against the will of the people and force a bill on us that we do not want? Stay tuned…
PRINCETON, NJ — More Americans now say it is not the federal government’s responsibility to make sure all Americans have healthcare coverage (50%) than say it is (47%). This is a first since Gallup began tracking this question, and a significant shift from as recently as three years ago, when two-thirds said ensuring healthcare coverage was the government’s responsibility.
Gallup has asked this question each November since 2001 as part of the Gallup Poll Social Series, and most recently in its Nov. 5-8 Health and Healthcare survey. There have been some fluctuations from year to year, but this year marks the first time in the history of this trend that less than half of Americans say ensuring healthcare coverage for all is the federal government’s responsibility.
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