Poll Finds Widespread Doubts About Prospects for Health Care Reform
About four in 10 U.S. adults believes that President-elect Barack Obama will be able to expand affordable health insurance to all residents, but almost half believe that he will not be able to meet his campaign promises on health care, according to a recent Bloomberg/Los Angeles Times poll, the Times reports (Barabak, Los Angeles Times, 12/10).
When asked about issues other than the economy, adults ranked health care as the second most important issue after the war in Iraq (Jensen/Dodge, Bloomberg, 12/10).
The poll, supervised by Times Poll Director Susan Pinkus and conducted between Saturday and Monday, included responses from 1,000 adults nationwide about their opinions on Obama and his ability to address various issues.
The poll has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus three percentage points (Los Angeles Times, 12/10).The Times posted complete results of the poll online (.pdf). 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.