A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of 1,000 likely U.S. voters finds that 33 percent of the participates rate the current health care system as good or excellent. Thirty-one percent describe the system as poor.


Positive views of the health care system are down from 38 percent last month but are more in line with previous surveys.


Thirty-six percent now expect the health care system to get better under the health care law. That’s up from 28 percent last month and is the highest level of optimism measured in regular surveying since late 2012. Nearly half (48 percent) still think the health care system will get worse under the law, down from 51 percent in April. Just 9 percent predict that the system will stay about the same.


Eighty-one percent of those surveyed, however, rate the overall quality of health care they now receive as good or excellent, while just 5 percent view that care as poor. These findings have changed little over the past year-and-a-half.


Ninety-two percent say they have health insurance, and 78 percent of these participants rate their coverage as good or excellent. That level of satisfaction has changed very little in regular surveys since June 2010. Just 5 percent describe their health insurance coverage as poor.