And the Survey Says…

Many Americans unhappy with health care reform law

Forty-seven percent of Americans disapprove of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the massive health care reform law enacted in March 2010, according to a CBS News/New York Times poll. More specifically, 30 percent of the individuals polled said they strongly disapproved of the law, and 17 percent said they somewhat disapproved of it. Only 16 percent of the poll participants said they strongly approved of the PPACA, and 20 percent said they somewhat approved of it. (Around 17 percent of the participants responded that they didn’t know, or they didn’t answer the question.) Additionally, the poll revealed that younger Americans were more likely to approve of the law, with 30 percent of poll participants in the 18-29 age group indicating that they somewhat approved of the law. Thirteen percent strongly approved of the law, 20 percent somewhat disapproved, and 17 percent strongly disapproved.

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