POLL: Should the Government Pay for Health Care?


Most young people say gov’t should pay for health care
[By Staff reporters]

Most young Americans want any health care overhaul under President Donald Trump to look a lot like the Affordable Care Act signed into law by his predecessor, President Barack Obama.

But there’s one big exception: A majority of young Americans dislike the “Obamacare” requirement that all Americans buy insurance or pay a fine.

In fact, a GenForward poll says a majority of people ages 18 to 30 think the federal government should be responsible for making sure Americans have health insurance. It suggests most young Americans won’t be content with a law offering “access” to coverage, as Trump and Republicans in Congress proposed in doomed legislation they dropped on March 24. The Trump administration is talking this week of somehow reviving the legislation.

NOTE: Conducted Feb. 16 through March 6, before the collapse of the GOP bill, the poll shows that 63 percent of young Americans approve of the Obama-era health care law. It did not measure reactions to the Republican proposal.


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