Poll: Support for government-run health system edges up

Since 2010, Gallup updates have shown as much as a 27-percentage-point gap in favor of the private insurance system versus one run by the government. That gap shrank to 10 points last year and essentially disappeared in this year’s survey, conducted Nov. 2-8, with 48% preferring the private health insurance system and 47% preferring the government-run system.