More Americans Worried About Impact Of Health Care Reform

As the fate of health care overhaul hangs in doubt, a new poll suggests that Americans are increasingly concerned about how it would affect them.

One third of the people responding to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation poll said they thought their access to care would be worse if overhaul took place. That's a jump from 25 percent in the poll released a month ago. And the number who said their personal finances would be worse under health care reform was also higher.

Forty-two percent said the nation's finances would suffer under health care overhaul -- compared with about 35 percent who said so a month earlier.

People still generally thought that President Barack Obama should address the issue, as part of dealing with the nation's economic slump. But the percentage who said it's very important for him to do so slipped from 56 percent in September to less than 50 percent now.


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  • by Radog Location: Newport on Jan 28, 2010 at 02:22 PM
    Take the pork out same health care for all states .even Cal your welcome Arnald . That would be a better Idea. stop the pay for play and leave it in Illinois with Rob. L.
  • by Anonymous military dude on Jan 27, 2010 at 05:51 AM
    Democrats, please stop using our tax money for bribes, stop trying to pass a healthcare bill that the majority of Americans do not want, stop spending so much money and increasing our debt to a level we will never recover from, stop giving terrorists the same rights as American citizens and stop blameing Bush for everything that goes wrong.
  • by US citizen for now Location: Washington on Jan 26, 2010 at 01:47 PM
    Data man. notice this which is posted on witn's site: "North Carolina's unemployment rate hit a historic high in December, climbing to 11.2 percent. The state's Employment Security Commission said Friday December marked the eleventh straight month the unemployment rate has hovered around 11 percent. December's jobless rate of 11.2 percent rose from 10.8 percent in November." Obonga has done nothing to lower unemployment numbers. They just keep rising. If there were 7 more years of being wrapped up with Obonga like you said, we'd all be out of a job and the country most likely wouldn't survive.
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Jan 26, 2010 at 10:33 AM
    US Citizen, I read his posts three times and I still don't understand what he is saying. Just think, this man voted for Obama?
  • by US citizen for now Location: Washington on Jan 26, 2010 at 10:03 AM
    Data man, please start providing data with credible evidence to support your statement so America can unite and address the real problems. Tyrone understands why can't you do the same? Stop blaming & address the real issues.
  • by Data Man on Jan 26, 2010 at 05:33 AM
    Dear republicans, please stop accepting money from insurance comanys. If you stop, we can put pressure on them to stop robbing the American people.
  • by ace Location: plymouth on Jan 26, 2010 at 05:23 AM
    I know one thing for sure. My insurance has gone up 100% since the government started talking.
  • by Tyrone Location: Greenville on Jan 26, 2010 at 04:23 AM
    Dear Prez. Please throw out that pork ridden bill that congress came up with and work on tweeking the current system a little at a time. PS please get back to work on lower taxes and job creation. Sincerely Tyrone
  • by Mike Location: Edenton on Jan 26, 2010 at 03:39 AM
    They worry about how it will affect them because the majority of politicians haven't even read the 1000 page bill. Nobody even knows how we will pay for it when the country is already about broke. Add to that the pork and payoffs added.
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