Latest Public opinion on health care reform in the United States Stories

2012-10-11 11:29:58

Voters who consider health care the top issue in their choice of candidate are more likely to side with Obama vs. Romney on the Affordable Care Act and Medicare A new analysis of 37 national opinion polls conducted by 17 survey organizations finds that health care is the second most important issue for likely voters in deciding their 2012 presidential vote. This is the highest that health care has been ranked as a presidential election issue since 1992. When likely voters were asked to...

2012-03-14 20:40:09

Despite skepticism, majority say it's important for US to maintain world leadership in research and development More than half of likely voters doubt that the United States will be the No. 1 world leader in science, technology and health care by the year 2020, according to a new national public opinion poll commissioned by Research!America. The findings reveal deep concerns among Americans about the country's ability to maintain its world-class status in innovation, research and...

2011-03-08 07:30:00

WASHINGTON, March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A national poll released today by National Journal and The Regence Foundation finds that more than 70% of Americans believe enhancing the quality of life - not just extending the length of it - should be a priority at the end of life. The poll - the first in a three-part series called "Living Well at the End of Life: A National Conversation" - shows overwhelming majorities also want a more open public dialogue about the issues and options...

2010-03-22 00:53:00

WASHINGTON, March 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following the passage of health insurance reform legislation in the House of Representatives, Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairman Tim Kaine released the following statement: (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080519/DNCLOGO ) "Today, President Obama and Congressional Democrats accomplished something that has eluded Presidents, Congress and the American people for decades. After a year of hard work, we have passed health...

2010-02-22 23:01:00

Most See Delays As Driven By Politics Rather Than Policy MENLO PARK, Calif., Feb. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The latest Kaiser Tracking Poll finds the public still split on health care reform legislation, with 43 percent in favor and 43 percent opposed. However, the poll also finds that majorities of Americans of all political leanings support several provisions in the health reform proposals in Congress and most attribute delays in passing the legislation to political gamesmanship...

2010-02-22 09:25:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today on President Obama's health insurance reform proposal, which was released this morning in advance of Thursday's bipartisan meeting on health reform: "The President today made available to all Americans the Administration's health insurance reform proposal, which contains positive elements from the House and Senate-passed bills. I look forward to reviewing it with House Members and...

2010-01-22 11:00:00

MENLO PARK, Calif., Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new Kaiser Family Foundation poll finds that Americans are divided over congressional health reform proposals, but also that large shares of people, including skeptics, become more supportive after being told about many of the major provisions in the bills. The January Kaiser Health Tracking Poll, conducted before the Massachusetts Senate vote, finds opinion is divided when it comes to the hotly debated legislation, with 42 percent...

2009-12-29 08:00:00

Michigan Business and Professional Association Releases New Health Care Overhaul Survey WARREN, Mich., Dec. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Eighty-three percent of the owners of small businesses surveyed across Michigan do not support a government-operated health care plan as a public option for insurance, according to a new survey of the members of the Michigan Business and Professional Association (MBPA) and the Michigan Food and Beverage Association (MFBA) headquartered in Warren. This...

2009-12-24 07:21:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- DNC Chairman Tim Kaine issued the following statement after the Senate voted to pass the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, landmark health care reform legislation. Democrats passed the bill on Christmas Eve, after overcoming a series of procedural hurdles and delay tactics by Republicans that were designed to stop the bill from ever reaching the Senate floor for a vote on final passage. (Logo:...

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