New poll shows eroding support for health care reformSubmitted by meekandmild on Thu, 02/11/2010 - 11:06
THURSDAY, Feb. 11 (HealthDay News) -- While half of Americans want some kind of health reform in the next two years, nearly 40 percent say it would be a good thing if the legislation proposed by the Democrats and President Barack Obama never materializes. And one-quarter aren't sure if health reform would be good or bad for the country, a new Harris Interactive/HealthDay poll finds.
"Essentially what they're saying is we want reform but we don't trust or like what we're seeing now," said Humphrey Taylor, chairman of The Harris Poll, a service of Harris Interactive.
While reforming health care is still important for many Americans, the most pressing issue is fixing the troubled economy, the poll found.