New Survey Results Show Unpopularity of Health Care Law

Mar 30, 2012

Eighty-six percent of readers oppose the 2010 health care law, according to a survey this month that coincided with the law's two-year anniversary and U.S. Supreme Court hearings on the law's constitutionality.

"Supporters of the health care law were hoping that over time, Americans would warm up to it. But these survey results, like many others, indicate just how unpopular this law remains," says Katie Mahoney, the U.S. Chamber’s executive director of health care policy.

Some 85% said that they were either somewhat concerned or very concerned that their business will not be able to comply with the laws numerous mandates, and the same percentage said that they do not think the law will reduce the cost of health care or even slow the rate of growth. More than half (57%) of the respondents said that the health care law impacted hiring decisions at their business.

View the survey results here. Read our blog series, "5 Broken Promises on Health Care."





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