Many public opinion polls have taken America’s temperature on Obamacare and its components, but few have asked whether government-guaranteed health insurance, as a principle, is a worthy government endeavor. A new survey by the Public Religion Research Institute does just that, and Democrats may find the results troubling. Compare how people of different political parties, religions, races, and a host of other demographic categories feel about a government role in guaranteeing health insurance and the Affordable Care Act. For an analysis of these survey results, read William Galston and Korin Davis’ FixGov blog post.
A Brookings report using NSSO data has shown that 15 per cent of Indians now have some form of health insurance compared to 1 per cent in 2004. Also, while nearly 62 per cent in Andhra Pradesh are covered, less than 5 per cent of people in UP have health insurance.