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Americans Remain Split on Healthcare Reform

A new Harris Interactive/HealthDay poll of more than 2,000 adult Americans reveals that 28 percent want to repeal the health reform law, 31 percent support...
December 14, 2010

A new Harris Interactive/HealthDay poll of more than 2,000 adult Americans reveals that 28 percent want to repeal the health reform law, 31 percent support keeping all or most of the reforms, and 29 percent remain uncertain. The survey shows that many of those in favor of repeal also support many of the law's provisions, with most opponents concerned about costs and the possibility of higher taxes, among other things.

About 67 percent of respondents support provisions that prevent denials based on preexisting conditions, 60 percent support tax credits for small businesses to offer coverage for employees, 55 percent support allowing children to remain on their parents' plans until age 26, and slightly more than 50 percent favor new insurance exchanges to ease the process of finding coverage. However, 57 percent of those polled oppose a provision that would impose penalties on individuals who do not carry health coverage.

Click here to read Like Congress, Americans Split on Healthcare Reform (U.S. News & World Report 12/6/10)

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