Poll Shows Covering Uninsured a Higher Priority Than Tax Cuts
The majority of Americans prefer that the federal government spend more money on health care for the uninsured than "see it cut their own income taxes," according to an ABCNews.com poll. Fifty-two percent of the 1,021 adults who participated in the telephone survey said they favored "spend[ing] more" on health services over an income tax cut. Thirty percent preferred maintaining health spending levels while cutting taxes; 10% said they supported tax cuts and cuts in health spending. The poll was conducted by TNS Intersearch and has a three-point margin of error (Langer, ABCNews.com, 4/9).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.