Fox News poll: 66% worried about their health care under Obamacare

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06/26/13 Fox News Poll: 66% Worried about their Health Care under Obamacare

A record number of voters want the 2010 Affordable Care Act repealed entirely, while sizable majorities say they are worried about their health care under the new law and expect their medical costs will go up, according to a new Fox News poll.

The poll, released Wednesday, finds that 58 percent of voters favor repealing all (39 percent) or some (19 percent) of President Obama’s signature legislative achievement.

Another 19 percent would leave the law as is, while 17 percent would expand its coverage further.

The 39 percent who want to repeal the health care law entirely is a record high, up from 30 percent who felt that way in March 2013.

Fox News Poll

2010 Health Care Law

Now    March 2013

Repeal Entirely           39%     30%

Repeal Parts Of It       19%     25%

Leave It As Is             19%     20%

Expand It                    17%     20%

June 22-24, 2013

Registered Voters ± 3% Pts.

Fox News Poll

2010 Health Care Law

March  October

Now    2013    2010

Repeal All Or Some    58%     55%     54%

Keep Or Expand         36%     40%     36%

June 22-24, 2013

Registered Voters ± 3% Pts.

The differing views follow partisan lines: Most Republicans favor repealing all (65 percent) or parts of the health care law (18 percent), while most Democrats want to see the law expanded (31 percent) or kept in place as-is (30 percent).

A 62-percent majority of independents favors repealing at least some of the law.

Nearly three times as many voters say the health care law makes them feel more worried (66 percent) rather than reassured (23 percent).  And the anxiety is rising — the number feeling worried is up 15 percentage points since July 2012, soon after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the law constitutional last year.

Almost all Republicans (87 percent), a sizable majority of independents (71 percent) and a plurality of Democrats (46 percent) say Obamacare makes them feel more worried than reassured.

Democrats (42 percent) are six times as likely as Republicans (7 percent) to feel more reassured by the law.

Concern is widespread, as more than 60 percent in every age group feel worried about their health care in the future.  It peaks at 70 percent among those ages 65 and over.

Fox News Poll

How Does Obamacare Make You Feel

About Your Health Care In The Future?

Now    July 2012

Worried           66%     51%

Reassured        23%     36%

Same                 7%       9%

June 22-24, 2013

Registered Voters ± 3% Pts.

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