Increasing share of Americans favor a single government program to provide health care coverage
63% of U.S. adults say the government has the responsibility to provide health care coverage for all, up slightly from 59% last year.
Most Americans Say Federal Government Has Primary Responsibility for COVID-19 Testing
Also, a declining share of Republicans say the coronavirus is a major threat to health in the United States.
Most Americans are confident hospitals can handle the needs of the seriously ill during COVID-19 outbreak
71% of U.S. adults say they are confident that medical centers in their area can handle the needs of seriously ill people during the pandemic.
Worries About Coronavirus Surge, as Most Americans Expect a Recession – or Worse
Sharply growing majorities of Americans say the outbreak poses a major threat to the health of the U.S. population and the nation’s economy.
Democrats differ over best way to provide health coverage for all Americans
While Democrats broadly say the government has a responsibility to ensure health care coverage for all Americans, they are divided over how to achieve this.
Hospital emergency rooms see boom in patients around the Fourth of July
Independence Day is a national celebration of freedom, fireworks and frankfurters. It's also, by one measure, the most dangerous day of the year.
Public's 2019 Priorities: Economy, Health Care, Education and Security All Near Top of List
Growing share sees 'great deal of difference' between the parties
How far Americans live from the closest hospital differs by community type
Rural Americans live an average of 10.5 miles from the nearest hospital, compared with 5.6 miles for people in suburban areas and 4.4 in urban areas.
Little Partisan Agreement on the Pressing Problems Facing the U.S.
Most continue to say ensuring health care coverage is government’s responsibility
Six-in-ten Americans say it is the federal government’s responsibility to make sure all Americans have health care coverage. The share of Americans saying health care coverage is a government responsibility remains at its highest level in a decade.
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