Split views on health reform law

NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted Nov. 22, 2010

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Americans are evenly divided when it comes to opinions on the health system reform law, according to poll numbers the Kaiser Family Foundation released earlier this month.

The survey of 1,500 adults, conducted Nov. 3-6, showed that 42% hold a favorable view of the Affordable Care Act and 40% had an unfavorable view. About half said they believe the law should be repealed entirely or in part, while nearly 40% believe it should be left as is or expanded.

Among those who voted in the midterm election, more than eight in 10 Republican voters wanted to see the law repealed entirely or in part, and two-thirds of Democratic voters wanted it expanded or left as is.

However, the majority of Americans want to keep many of the new law's key provisions. KFF found:

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