Kaiser Foundation Health Tracking Poll

The latest Kaiser Foundation Health Tracking Poll finds the public still split on health care reform legislation, with 43 percent in favor and 43 percent opposed.

But the survey also shows that:

  • Of those who support health care reform, 88% listed "to make sure more people can get and afford health insurance coverage" as their major reason for supporting, and 84% said "to bring down the cost of health insurance and health care" as their major reason for support.
  • Seventy-six percent ranked reforming the way health insurance works as either "extremely important" or "very important."
  • Seventy-one percent supported creating health care exchanges
  • Six out of ten Republicans, Independents and Democrats back some key provisions of the health care reform bills.
  • Fifty-eight percent stated they would be disappointed or angry if Congress decides to stop working on health care reform.

The survey was conducted February 11 through 16, 2010, among 1,201 adults, ages 18 and older.

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