Poll: View of healthcare law holds steady

Oct. 30, 2013 at 8:47 AM
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PRINCETON, N.J., Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Americans are more likely to say the Affordable Care Act will make the healthcare situation for their family and the nation worse, not better, Gallup said.

Twenty-five percent said it would make their family's healthcare situation better, while 34 percent said the new healthcare law would make things worse, results of poll released Tuesday indicated. Thirty-six percent said it wouldn't make much difference in their family's healthcare situation.

Thirty-six percent said the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, would affect the national healthcare situation positively, compared to 44 percent who said it would make things worse and 14 percent who said it wouldn't make any difference, results indicated.

Sixty-eight percent of respondents said they were at least "somewhat familiar" with the healthcare reform law, the Princeton, N.J., polling agency said.

Forty-four percent said they approve of the healthcare law, 47 percent said they disapproved and 9 percent expressed no opinion, Gallup said.

Results are based on nationwide telephone interviews with 1,530 adults conducted Saturday through Monday. The margin of error is 3 percentage points.

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