Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Multiple polls show that Americans are still divided on the issue of healthcare, and more often than not, they disapprove of the new healthcare bill.
More Americans oppose the new bill than support it, according to a poll published Sunday by the Washington Post. According to the Post, 50% of the respondents opposed the recent healthcare reform, and 46% supported the changes. The report states that the poll results remain “virtually identical” to those recorded prior to the healthcare vote.
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“More people see the changes as making things worse, rather than better, for the country’s healthcare system, for the quality of their care and, among the insured, for their coverage,” the paper reported.
“Majorities in the new poll also see the changes as resulting in higher costs for themselves and for the country,” the report continued. Two-thirds of the respondents said that the changes to healthcare would increase the federal budget deficit, contrary to the Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) statement that the healthcare bill would reduce the deficit.
This article was posted: Wednesday, March 31, 2010 at 8:09 am