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June Kaiser Health Tracking Poll: Americans Still Divided on Health Reform Law

In the latest Kaiser Health Tracking Poll, the public remains divided in their overall assessments of the ACA, with 42 percent holding a favorable view of the law and 46 percent an unfavorable one. This month’s poll finds Americans are somewhat more likely to think their own families, seniors as a group, and the Medicare program will be worse off rather than better off under the law, though large shares say they don’t know or it won’t make much difference. Still, about half want to see the law expanded (31 percent) or kept as is (20 percent), while just under four in ten want it repealed and replaced with a Republican alternative (19 percent) or repealed and not replaced (19 percent). The poll also focused on seniors and the role of Medicare in the deficit reduction talks and took an early look at what voters want to hear from the candidates in the upcoming presidential elections.

Public More Likely to See Negative than Positive Impact on Their Family, Seniors, Medicare