Americans remain split on reform law

December 17, 2010

Americans remain divided over the nation's healthcare reform package, with 40% of adults wanting to repeal all or most of the legislation while 31% favor keeping all or most of the reforms, and 29% uncertain, according to results of a poll.

Americans remain divided over the nation's healthcare reform package, with 40% of adults wanting to repeal all or most of the legislation while 31% favor keeping all or most of the reforms and 29% uncertain, according to the results of a poll from Harris Interactive/HealthDay released in early December.

More than 60% of Americans polled say they like that the law prevents insurers from denying coverage to people with pre-existing conditions and 60% want to keep the provision of tax credits for small businesses that provide their employees with health insurance. Just more than half support the law for allowing children to remain on their parents insurance until they are 26.

Harris Interactive surveyed 2,019 adults online from November 19 to 23, 2010.