Affordable Care Act Hits Highest Popularity Level In California Since Tracking Began
But Californians are divided on whether to substantially increase government involvement through a single-payer system.
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Poll: Californians Back Obamacare And Dreamers, But Not Single-Payer
Californians appear to be staking out positions on health care that are left of center – but not too far left. The Affordable Care Act draws a 58 percent favorable opinion from likely voters, and the same percentage believes congressional Republicans should work with Democrats to improve health care. That’s compared to 20 percent of likely voters (and half of Republicans) who want the GOP to keep working to pass its own health care plan, and another 21 percent who want Republicans to leave health care behind and move on to other issues entirely. “I think that overall, sentiment is, what we have (is) not perfect – can use improvements – but (it’s) better than the alternatives that we’re seeing out there,” Baldassare says. (Adler, 9/27)