USA Today—Health care law too costly, most say

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Nearly two-thirds of Americans say the health care overhaul signed into law last week costs too much and expands the government's role in health care too far, a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll finds, underscoring an uphill selling job ahead for President Obama and congressional Democrats.

Those surveyed are inclined to fear that the massive legislation will increase their costs and hurt the quality of health care their families receive, although they are more positive about its impact on the nation's health care system overall.

Supporters "are not only going to have to focus on implementing this kind of major reform," says Robert Blendon, a professor of health policy and political analysis at Harvard. "They're going to have to spend substantial time convincing people of the concrete benefits of this legislation."

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Filed under: * Culture-WatchHealth & MedicinePsychology* Economics, PoliticsThe 2010 Obama Administration Health Care Bill* International News & CommentaryAmerica/U.S.A.

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