Poll: Sacramento Area Backs Governor’s Health Overhaul
Sixty percent of Sacramento area residents support a plan by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) to overhaul California's health care system, according to a poll released Tuesday by California State University-Sacramento, the Sacramento Bee reports.
The governor's plan would require all residents to obtain health care coverage and distribute the costs among employers, health care providers and individuals.
Regarding health care reform on a national level, the poll found that:
- About 80% of respondents believe the U.S. health care system is in a state of crisis or at least has major problems;
- 58% of respondents support President Bush's proposals to provide a tax deduction for health care coverage and to help states develop plans for covering the uninsured; and
- Almost 60% of respondents favor a single-payer health care system in the U.S., even if it would raise taxes.
The poll was conducted earlier this year by students at the university as part of the 2007 Annual Survey of the Region.
The students surveyed 1,106 adults from Sacramento, Yolo, Placer and El Dorado counties (Lindelof, Sacramento Bee, 7/31). 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.