Employers and their employees seem to have different views about the health system debates now under way in Washington.
The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, Menlo Park, Calif., has released results of a survey showing that public support for major health system changes is lower but still strong.
Researchers interviewed 1,200 U.S. residents ages 18 and older between July and July 14.
About 56% of the participants said they believe that health reform is more important than ever, despite the recession, down from 61% in June.
Support for major changes is strong even though only 39% of participants believe changes would make their own families better off, and 32% believe reform would make no difference for their families.
But the percentage of participants said passage of a health care reform bill would make things worse for their own families has increased to 21%, from 11% in February, and 54% of the participants said they worry that Congress and President Obama will pass a bill that’s bad for the participants’ own families.