Emily Swanson | October 5, 2009
Fox News / Opinion Dynamics
9/29-30/09; 900 registered voters, 3% margin of error
Mode: Live telephone interviews
Based on what you know about the health care reform legislation being considered right now, do you favor or oppose the plan?
33% Favor, 53% Oppose (chart)
How concerned are you that Congress will pass health care reform legislation that will be bad for you and your family?
74% Very/Somewhat, 24% Not very/Not at all
How concerned are you that Congress will fail to pass health care reform legislation and leave many Americans uninsured?
70% Very/Somewhat, 26% Not very / Not at all
Some Americans choose not to buy health insurance even though they can afford it. The president's plan requires all Americans who can afford it to have some form of health insurance or else pay a penalty. Failure to pay the penalty would result in an even larger fine, a jail sentence of up to one-year, or both. Do you think the government should be able to require all Americans who can afford it to have health insurance or pay a penalty?
33% Yes, 62% No
Right now, people can only buy health insurance from companies that are allowed to sell health insurance in their state. Would you favor or oppose going to a nationwide system that would allow insurance companies to sell to anyone no matter where they live in the country?
77% Favor, 17% Oppose