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May Kaiser Health Tracking Poll: Views of Health Reform Law Remain Unchanged

This month’s Kaiser Health Tracking Poll reveals little change in public opinion about the health reform law. Americans remain divided overall, with 42 percent having a favorable opinion of the law and 44 percent viewing it unfavorably. Three in ten continue to want to see the law expanded, while roughly one in five want it either kept as is (21%), repealed and replaced with a GOP alternative (19%), or repealed outright (19%). Americans continue to be divided on whether they themselves, the country as a whole, and seniors as a group will be better off or worse off under health reform. The monthly poll also examined the public’s views and experiences with the Medicaid program, including a look at the deficit-reduction proposals impacting Medicaid. For more on those results, see the full report and topline.

Views on Health Reform Remain Divided

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