Government Health Insurance 1970 -2016

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Data Table

  '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '06 '08 '10 '12 '14 '16
Govt. Insurance Plan 1 25
(368)
25
(342)
** 22
(622)
23
(536)
** ** 13
(129)
** 16
(334)
** 20
(500)
16
(288)
13
(219)
** 16
(158)
** 19
(235)
** 18
(215)
** 12
(732)
** 15
(658)
2 8
(112)
6
(80)
** 7
(209)
7
(170)
** ** 9
(83)
** 9
(182)
** 12
(306)
8
(138)
10
(163)
** 10
(99)
** 11
(136)
** 13
(148)
** 10
(568)
** 8
(358)
3 7
(100)
6
(84)
** 6
(164)
6
(145)
** ** 9
(87)
** 10
(207)
** 12
(298)
11
(194)
13
(214)
** 14
(140)
** 12
(145)
** 12
(140)
** 11
(642)
** 9
(394)
4 13
(190)
12
(160)
** 10
(277)
11
(246)
** ** 17
(164)
** 16
(324)
** 18
(437)
19
(345)
19
(317)
** 19
(184)
** 17
(209)
** 17
(200)
** 18
(1037)
** 17
(734)
5 5
(81)
5
(73)
** 7
(191)
7
(171)
** ** 13
(124)
** 12
(245)
** 10
(244)
12
(216)
14
(245)
** 13
(126)
** 13
(162)
** 12
(136)
** 13
(787)
** 11
(468)
6 8
(122)
5
(65)
** 8
(217)
9
(194)
** ** 12
(113)
** 9
(186)
** 7
(184)
12
(207)
11
(191)
** 9
(90)
** 10
(125)
** 9
(104)
** 15
(867)
** 11
(480)
Private Insurance Plan 7 21
(311)
23
(308)
** 20
(568)
18
(422)
** ** 10
(92)
** 11
(229)
** 7
(170)
13
(235)
10
(165)
** 10
(98)
** 8
(93)
** 10
(116)
** 14
(811)
** 14
(598)
DK, Haven't Thought 14
(205)
18
(243)
** 21
(598)
17
(398)
** ** 18
(175)
** 16
(321)
** 14
(338)
9
(151)
12
(197)
** 9
(85)
** 9
(105)
** 9
(111)
** 8
(465)
** 13
(566)
N 1489 1355 0 2846 2282 0 0 967 0 2028 0 2477 1774 1711 0 980 0 1210 0 1170 0 5909 0 4256

Percentage Within Study Year
Table 4A.3.
Source: VCF0806 in the ANES Cumulative Data File dataset, weighted with VCF0009z
Link to see data by mode (2012, 2016)

Percent among demographic groups who responded:

Govt Insurance Plan (1,2,3)
Private Insurance Plan (5,6,7)

Question Text:

"Some (1988,1994-later: people) feel there should be a government insurance plan which would cover all medical and hospital expenses
(1984 and later: for everyone)...Others feel that (1988,1994-1996: all) medical expenses should be paid by individuals, and through private insurance (1984 and later: plans) like Blue Cross (1984-1994: or [1996:some] other company paid plans)..
Where would you place yourself on this scale, or haven't you thought much about this?" (7-POINT SCALE SHOWN TO R)

Note:

2012 and 2016 data are for the combined (face-to-face and internet) sample.

In the 2012 Web instrument, Don't Know was not present as an onscreen categories for Internet, however Haven't Thought Much about it was a response option for both modes.

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