Implications of the 2,100-page health care reform legislation that went on to become the Affordable Care Act are beginning to emerge. Americans appear to be getting a little nervous about it all, says a new poll from Fox News.
The majority want to return to a previous era. The poll found that 56 percent of U.S. voters say it would be ‘better’ if the U.S. went back to the health care system that was in place in 2009. Of course there’s a partisan divide: 85 percent of Republicans, 74 percent of conservatives, 30 percent of Democrats and 27 percent of liberals agree with that.
A third of voters overall - 34 percent - say it would be better to leave the new health care law in place; 7 percent of Republicans, 18 percent of conservatives, 61 percent of Democrats and 64 percent of liberals agree.
The voting public is not anticipating an easy road ahead, either: 53 percent overall say they expect their health care to be ‘worse off’ as Obamacare goes into effect; 85 percent of Republicans, 70 percent of conservatives, 48 percent of Democrats and 47 percent of liberals agree.
Meanwhile, 26 percent say their health care will be ‘better off’ when Obamacare goes into effect; 3 percent of Republicans, 16 percent of conservatives, 48 percent of Democrats and 47 percent of liberals agree.
The Fox News survey of 1,013 registered U.S. voters was conducted May 18 to 20.