Poll reveals mixed feelings on health reform
American Academy of Sleep Medicine
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Although there is a high level of approval for nearly all the provisions of the Affordable Care Act, a majority of U.S. residents oppose the overall law, 55% to 45%, according to a new Reuters poll.
The survey found that:
General disapproval of the health reform pertains to the individual mandate, which was opposed by 59% of respondents. However, more than 53% respondents agreed that U.S. residents have a right to health care.
- 64% of respondents support the Medicaid expansion;
- About 67% favor allowing children up to age 26 to remain on their parent's health care plans;
- 75% support subsidies for low-income individuals to buy coverage;
- Nearly 75% favor requiring companies with 50 employees or more to provide coverage;
- 82% support a ban on denying coverage to individuals with pre-existing conditions;
- 86% agreed that companies should not be able to cancel policies when individuals become ill; and
- 80% favor the creation of insurance marketplaces and a cap on lifetime coverage limits.