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Skepticism On Effectiveness Of Healthcare Law, Poll Indicates

NEW YORK (UPI) — There is skepticism among both the insured and uninsured about the United States’ new healthcare law, a New York Times/CBS poll released Wednesday indicates.

With health insurance policies under the Affordable Care Act to begin Jan. 1, the poll found just one-third of respondents expect the law to improve the nation’s healthcare system. The same proportion says they expect the law to help them personally.

Currently uninsured respondents expect to be personally affected by the law more so than all respondents, and while 4-in-10 of the uninsured say they think the healthcare plan will hurt them personally, they are twice as likely to say they think it will help them.

The poll was conducted by telephone Dec. 5-8, among 1,000 adults nationwide, and among 702 uninsured adults Dec. 4-15. The margin of sampling error is plus or minus 3 percentage points in the general population, and plus or minus 5 percentage points among the uninsured sample.

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