Only 17% of Americans say private health insurance should be banned.
That's according to a recent national survey by ScottRassmussen.com.
By an overwhelming margin, respondents said if the federal government offers a national health insurance plan, Americans should still have the choice of buying private insurance. Eighty-three percent (83%) took this stance.
Broken down by party affiliation, the view that private insurance is needed no matter what is shared by 86% of Republicans, 83% of Independents and 80% of Democrats.
Forty-seven percent (47%) of respondents also said they think that if all Americans were required to buy their health insurance from the federal government, the cost of medical care would go up. Just 29% believe it would go down.
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