According to a USA Today/Gallup poll released last week, 49 percent of Americans fear the costs they pay for healthcare will go up if a healthcare bill is passed. This is up from 43 percent in September. Meanwhile, the amount of people who feel that their healthcare costs will go down as a result of a healthcare remains unchanged from September at 22 percent.
The findings, which reflect the delicate situation before Congress, also indicate that Americans are still open to healthcare reform. Twenty-five percent of Americans say they will support the final bill and another 39 percent indicate that their decision will depend on the final legislation of the bill.
These findings suggest that there is still work to be done to create a workable solution for healthcare reform. In general, Americans are still waiting to be persuaded one way or the other, and in the meantime, healthcare reform is still up for debate.