44% Say Health Care Bill Likely To Make Them Change Insurance Coverage

Rasmussen Reports

Voters overwhelmingly like the health insurance coverage they have, and 44% think the new national health care bill is likely to make them change that coverage, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. Forty-five percent (45%) don’t believe that’s likely.

These numbers include 25% who say it’s Very Likely they will have to switch health insurance coverage and 19% who say it’s Not At All Likely.

In late April, 40% said it was likely they’d have to change coverage, and 45% said it was not likely. But in February, nearly half (49%) said it was likely they’d have to change health coverage. That number was over 50% in surveys conducted back to June of last year.

Eighty percent (80%) now rate their own health insurance as good or excellent, up 10 points from May of last year and the highest finding to date. Only three percent (3%) rate their coverage as poor.

The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters U.S. Voters was conducted on June 19-20, 2010 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

Fifty-five percent (55%) of all Likely Voters favor repeal of the health care law, down three points from last week. Forty percent (40%) oppose repeal of the law. Those numbers include 47% who Strongly Favor repeal and 32% who Strongly Oppose it.

Rasmussen Reports has been tracking sentiments about repeal since the plan’s passage in March, and opposition to the legislation remains as strong since its adoption as it was beforehand. Support for repeal since March has ranged from a low of 54% to a high of 63% in mid-May. Opposition has ranged from 32% to 42%.

Most voters (52%) say the new law will be bad for the country, a result that has remained fairly steady since passage of the plan. Thirty-nine percent (39%) say the new law will be good for the country. Just two percent (2%) say it will have no impact.

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