Gallup Poll: 47% of U.S. Residents Favor Repeal of Health Reform Law
Forty-seven percent of U.S. residents support repealing the federal health reform law, while 42% believe the overhaul should be maintained, according to a Gallup poll released Wednesday, Politico reports.
The survey of 1,012 U.S. adults was conducted between Nov. 3 and Nov. 6.
It found that the public's opinion of the reform law remains sharply divided along party lines. Eighty percent of Republicans believe the law should be repealed, while 10% of Republicans think it should be maintained.
Among Democrats, 64% want to preserve the law and 21% want it repealed. Independents are more evenly divided, with 48% favoring repeal and 42% saying they want to maintain the law.
The survey also found that 56% of U.S. residents prefer an insurance system run by private companies, while 39% prefer a government-run system.
However, those figures are closer than last year, when 61% of respondents preferred private insurance and 34% said they wanted a government-run system (Mak, Politico, 11/16).This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.