The sense of Congress is that...

The federal government has no business telling private individuals what they should or should not buy with their own money, including health insurance

159

37%

276

63%

The minority position is that people without insurance make prices go up for those who have it by going to the hospital without paying, so to be fair the federal government should require everyone to purchase health insurance

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Results calculated from Resurgent Republic survey data of self-identified independent voters, January 12-January 16, 2011, N=320, margin of error +/-5.5%