November 13, 2009
More in U.S. Say Health Coverage Is Not Gov’t. Responsibility
Marks significant shift from the attitudes of the past decade
by Frank Newport
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.