Public Confusion Persists on Federal Health Reform Law
More than half of U.S. residents still are confused by the federal health reform law, according to the latest monthly survey from the Kaiser Family Foundation. The most confusion stemmed from the overhaul's individual mandate. The poll also found that 42% of U.S. residents view the overhaul favorably, while 46% percent view it unfavorably. The poll also found that 66% of respondents believe that states should be given flexibility to implement the overhaul and should be able to substitute their own plans if they can provide coverage that is equally comprehensive and affordable.
- "Poll: Americans Are (Still) Confused About Health Care Overhaul Law" (Hobson, "Health Blog," Wall Street Journal, 3/18).
- "Opposition to Health Mandate Softens When Details Are Clearer" (Rovner, "Shots," NPR, 3/18).