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The Daily Ardmoreite
  • Survey: 27 percent say their insurance has changed

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  • Twenty-seven percent of 1,000 likely American voters, who participated in a recent survey say their insurance has changed because of he health care law.
    Here's the results of the poll:
    41 percent share at least a somewhat favorable opinion of the health care law, including 20 percent with a Very Favorable opinion of the law; while 54 percent view it unfavorably, and 42 percent had a Very Unfavorable opinion.
    Unfavorables are down slightly from an all-time high of 58 percent in mid-November, while favorables remain near their low for the year.
    12 percent say they personally have been helped by the law, while 30 percent say they have been hurt by it and 53 percent say Obamacare has had no impact on their lives -- these findings are unchanged from last month and are consistent with regular surveys for most of the year.
    27 percent say their health insurance coverage has changed because of the law, consistent with findings since August, but 61 percent say their coverage has not been affected and 11 percent are not sure.
    56 percent still believe that increased free market competition will do more than increased government regulation to reduce health care costs, but that's down six points from 62 percent in November and the lowest level of support this year, but 27 percent think more government regulations are the better way to reduce health care costs and 17 percent are undecided.
    30 percent say that having the federal government establish a single set of standards and regulations will do more to reduce health care costs than letting individual states determine the most effective standards and guidelines, down from 32 percent last month and a low for the year, but 55 percent think letting states set the standards will do more to reduce costs and 16 percent are not sure.
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