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Health Care Satisfaction


The high level of satisfaction most people have with the health care they currently have helps explain public anxiety about the Affordable Care Act. A December CBS News/New York Times poll of adults found that nearly half of those polled, 49 percent, reported that they were very satisfied with the quality of the health care they receive and another 32 percent were somewhat satisfied. Eighty-eight percent of those with insurance said they were satisfied, as did 48 percent of those who said they were uninsured. In another question in the poll, 36 percent said the new law would make the system better than it was before, but 39 percent said it would make it worse.