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Study Shows 42% of Seniors Favor Healthcare Repeal, 17% Against It

Source: Business Wire

Posted on 19 Jan 2011

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As the U.S. House of Representatives prepares today to vote on repealing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act signed into law by President Obama on March 23, 2010, a survey of 386 seniors 65 years and older revealed that 42% support repealing the bill in its entirety. Another 17% of respondents say they are against repeal while 30% favor repealing parts, but not all, of the bill.

The survey was fielded January 7-16, 2011 by Extend Health, Inc., which operates the nation’s largest private Medicare exchange. Results of the survey differ sharply from an Associated Press-GfK Poll conducted January 5-10 that showed just 1 in 4 adult Americans across all age groups favor repealing the bill in its entirety.

Detailed survey results are as follows:

Question: A bill to repeal the health care reform legislation passed by Congress in March 2010 will likely come up for a vote in the House of Representatives soon. What do you think the House should do?

Repeal the entire bill: 42%
Do not repeal the entire bill: 17%
Repeal parts of the bill: 30%
Wait and see before deciding: 9%
I don’t have an opinion :3%

Extend Health has helped more than 300,000 seniors compare and choose the private Medicare plans that best meets their needs and budgets. Extend Health is the only place seniors can compare more than 3,500 plans from 67 carriers side by side and find a plan that best meets their needs. Licensed benefit advisors are available to help seniors evaluate their Medicare coverage and explore new options quickly and easily.