Survey: 60 Percent Of Americans Doubt Health Reform Will Pass This Year
While a growing segment of people are becoming more optimistic that a health care overhaul will pass this year, they're still largely outnumbered by people who think reform won't happen, The New York Times reports. "In the survey, conducted from Jan. 29 to Feb. 1, 60 percent of those polled said they thought health care legislation would not pass this year. That is fewer than the 67 percent who said just after a special Senate election last month in Massachusetts that health care would not pass. ... Still, the results are a stark reversal from mid-January, when 57 percent of all respondents said they thought legislation would pass this year." The poll "had a margin of sampling error of plus or minus four percentage points" (Seelye, 2/3).This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.