Pa. not sure what to do with health reform law
Philadelphia Business Journal – by John George
Date: Wednesday, February 23, 2011, 2:47pm EST
The Pennsylvania Medical Societysurveyed Pennsylvania residents earlier this month on what they thought about the national health-care reform legislation that passed last year, and learned, well, not a lot in terms of determining a consensus.
When asked if the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act should be repealed, 31.7 percent of adults agreed or strongly agreed, 31.7 percent disagreed or strongly disagreed and 37 percent took no position.
However, when asked if they felt the new law is good, but parts of it could be changed, most participants — 46 percent — either agreed or strongly agreed. About 25 percent of the people either disagreed or strongly disagreed, while 31.7 percent were undecided.
“Whatever happens in the upcoming months and years to the new law is anyone’s guess, but for now, Pennsylvanians seem uncertain about a full repeal, but do lean towards wanting to change parts,” said Chuck Moran, a spokesman for the Pennsylvania Medical Society in Harrisburg.
The poll was sponsored by the Institute for Good Medicine at the Pennsylvania Medical Society and conducted between Feb. 4 and Feb. 7 by Greenfield Online and Taylor Brand Group.
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