Emily Swanson | September 16, 2009
USA Today / Gallup
9/11-13/09; 1,030 adults, 4% margin of error
Mode: Live telephone interviews
As you may know, President Obama is proposing a healthcare plan that is designed to expand coverage to nearly all Americans without raising taxes on the middle class or lowering the quality of healthcare. If Obama's plan is passed, do you think it would or would not be able to accomplish all of these goals?
38% Would be able to
60% Would not be able to
How confident are you that most of the cost of President Obama's healthcare plan can be paid for through cost savings in Medicare and other parts of the existing healthcare system -- very confident, somewhat confident, not too confident, or not confident at all?
43% Very/somewhat confident
56% Not too/Not at all confident
Suppose a healthcare bill passes this year. Do you think ____ would get better, would not change, or would get worse than if no healthcare bill passes?
Healthcare coverage in the U.S.:
40% Better, 37% Worse, 20% No change
The overall costs of healthcare in the U.S.:
34% Better, 40% Worse, 23% No change
Insurance company requirements to get certain treatments covered:
31% Better, 42% Worse, 25% No change
The overall quality of healthcare in te U.S.
30% Better, 41% Worse, 26% No change
Would you support or oppose a healthcare reform plan that would expand health insurance coverage to nearly all Americans if...
It would results in higher taxes on the middle class:
26% Support, 73% Oppose
Middle-class Americans would pay more for healthcare than they pay now:
20% Support, 78% Oppose
Middle-class Americans would have more restrictions on what doctors they could see or medical treatments they could receive:
15% Support, 84% Oppose
The quality of healthcare middle-class Americans receive would get worse:
13% Support, 85% Oppose