Public Support for National Health Insurance: The Roles of Attitudes and Beliefs
作者: M. BundorfVictor Fuchs
刊名: Forum for Health Economics & Policy, 2008, Vol.10 (1)
来源数据库: Berkeley Electronic Journal
关键词: public opinionuniversal coveragehealth care reformredistribution
原始语种摘要: The U.S. is the only developed country without some form of national health insurance. Yet, public opinion polls have consistently reported solid majorities in favor of such a system. In this paper, we examine whether attitudes toward different roles of government and beliefs that may be related to those attitudes are consistent with widespread support for national health insurance. Our analysis is based on the premise that a system of national health insurance would require government redistribution and government intervention in health care markets. We find that people who have favorable attitudes toward government economic intervention are 27 percentage points more likely and those with favorable attitudes toward government economic intervention are 18 percentage points more likely...
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