Gallup: Majority Against Government Healthcare Guarantee
Americans are trending away from the idea that the federal government should be responsible for their healthcare.
According to a Gallup poll conducted between November 15-18, for the first time since 2000, a majority of Americans say they don’t want the feds running their health care. In 2009, 2010, and 2011, 50% of Americans felt that way, but that number surged to 54% this year after the reelection of Barack Obama.
Republicans have shifted significantly; in 2007, 38% favored government control, but now that number has dropped to 12%. Democrats have dropped from their astronomically high percentage of 81% in 2007 to 71% this year.
ObamaCare has a mixed result, which has remained static over the last several years; 48% approve and 45% disapprove.
Only 22% of Americans are satisfied with their health coverage, while 77% are dissatisfied, but that isn’t new; satisfaction has never been higher than 28% since 1993.