Majority of Americans still say Government should ensure Healthcare

Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff
Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff

(Washington, DC) -- A majority of adults in the U.S. say the government should ensure that all Americans have healthcare.

That's according to a new survey out by Gallup, which found 57-percent of respondents were in support.

However, the same data shows 53-percent say they want the system based on private insurance.

The survey also found that responses fell sharply along party lines with 72-percent of Democrats in favor of a government-run system, versus just 13-percent of Republicans.

Overall, Americans continue to have a nuanced view of the healthcare system, with most saying the government is responsible for making sure all citizens have coverage, but prefer that it was funded privately.