New Gallup Poll: Americans Now Think Healthcare IS NOT Government’s Role

A new Gallup poll out today shows the continuing trend of Americans speaking out against healthcare being the government’s job.  I know this administration and congress are ignoring us, but at least we can keep telling our family, friends and neighbors.  It will make a difference at some point.
More in U.S. Say Health Coverage Is Not Gov’t. Responsibility

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.

Do You Think It Is the Responsibility of the Federal Government to Make Sure All Americans Have Healthcare Coverage, or Is That Not the Responsibility of the Federal Government?

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.

The reason behind this shift is unknown. Certainly the federal government’s role in the nation’s healthcare system has been widely and vigorously debated over the last several months, including much focus on the “public option.” These data suggest that one result of the debate has been a net decrease in Americans’ agreement that ensuring all Americans have healthcare coverage is an appropriate role for the federal government.

The reason is unknown; how about 10.2% unemployment, a universal healthcare plan that costs over $1 Trillion, and a congress set to raise the debt ceiling to over $12 Trillion?

Could the reason behind Americans being against the government providing universal healthcare be because of this or this?

5 thoughts on “New Gallup Poll: Americans Now Think Healthcare IS NOT Government’s Role

  1. More and more people are waking up the the nightmare that awaits if this death care bill goes through. Even young, thinking people in their late teens are waking up.

    If they pass this, there is going to be anger beyond belief. The politicians involved will have to be removed from office. Whether it’s voting them out or throwing them in the Boston Harbor (like O’Reilly said), something will have to be done.

    I own my body and will decide what happens to it, NOT this communist government. I know I’m not alone in thinking this way. To hear pelosi say that people will be punished by fines and imprisonment is beyond my comprehension; we don’t do these things in America. I’m like Chuck Norris, I feel like I’m living a nightmare.

  2. No way would I put my mind in the same category with yours but I knew you would be interested in this if you had not already seen it.

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