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PPACA: Americans Still Split on Health Care Reform

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According to the results of a new poll, many Americans are still at odds over the new health care reform law that was signed into law back in March by President Barack Obama.

The survey by Harris Interactive and HealthDay news service, a division of ScoutNews, L.L.C., Norwalk, Conn., found 40% of adults wanted to repeal all or most of the legislation, while 30% were still in favor of keeping all or most of the reforms, and 29% were still undecided.

These conflicting reviews are a reflection of how divided our congress is on the issue of health reform now that Republicans are set to take over the House of Representatives in January 2011, according to Harris and HealthDay.

The study also revealed that many of those who favor the health- reform law were not necessarily in favor of all its major components. Additional poll results indicate that many Americans want to repeal the bill not because they dislike the specifics but because they feel it is an expensive expansion of an already big government, according to the survey report.

A complete report of the findings in the survey can be found at

-Ashley Scudder


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