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45% Favor President's Health Care Law, Most Want More Consumer Choice

Monday, March 11, 2013

Voters continue to give the president's health care law tepid reviews and believe overwhelmingly that individuals should have the power to pick the kind of coverage they want. 

Forty-five percent (45%) view it favorably, while 48% share an unfavorable opinion of it. This includes 18% with a Very Favorable view and 33% with a Very Unfavorable one. These attitudes have held steady since last November's election.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 36% of Likely U.S. Voters think the government should require every health insurance company and health insurance plan to cover the exact same set of medical procedures. Thirty-four percent (34%) disagree and oppose such requirements. Thirty-one percent (31%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on March 8-9, 2013 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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