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Boomers doubtful of health reform benefits

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Boomers, while not as skeptical as people over 65, don’t think health care reform will have a positive effect on their health care, according to a Gallup poll. Nearly 75 percent said reform would either reduce or have no effect on their access to medical care, while 68 percent said worsen or have no affect on the quality of the care they receive.

While boomers seem to agree health care reform won’t do much for their personal situation, over half said it would expand access to health care nationally. A slightly smaller percentage, 48 percent said reform would improve the quality of care in the United States. However, nearly the same percentage who said quality of care would worsen for them individually (37 percent) said quality would fall for the nation as well (31 percent).


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