Emily Swanson | November 24, 2009
Which comes closer to describing your own views? Given the serious economic problems facing the country we cannot afford to take on health care reform right now or it is more important than ever to take on health care reform now?
58% Take on now, 36% Cannot afford
Which comes closer to describing your own views?
35% The president and Congress need to take on health care reform now, and I like what I'm hearing about the proposals currently being considered
33% The president and Congress need to take on health care reform now, but I don't like whatI'm hearing about the proposals being considered
26% I don't think the president and Congress should take on health care reform right now
Do you think _____ would be better off or worse off if the president and Congress passed health care reform, or don't you think it would make much difference?
You and your family: 42% Better, 24% Worse, 27% Not much difference
The country as a whole: 54% Better, 27% Worse, 11% Not much difference
Seniors age 65+: 43% Better, 29% Worse, 19% Not much difference
What do you think would be better for _____ when it comes to health care: if Congress passed the proposals they are currently considering, or if the current health care system were left in place with no changes?
You and your family: 42% Pass proposals, 40% No changes
The country as a whole: 50% Pass proposals, 39% No changes
Do you favor or oppose.....
Requiring all Americans to have health insurance, either from their employer or from another source, with financial help for those who can't afford it
72% Favor, 25% Oppose
Creating a government-administered public health insurance option to compete with private health insurance plans
59% Favor, 36% Oppose
Requiring employers to offer health insurance to their workers or pay money into a government fund that will pay to cover those without insurance
68% Favor, 29% Oppose
Would you be willing to pay more--either in higher health insurance premiums or higher taxes-- in order to increase the number of Americans who have health insurance, or not?
42% Yes, 54% No