Californians support health reform

By BenefitsPro


By Kathryn Mayer

Most Californians support health reform, a new poll finds. But that may be because most don’t think it will affect them.

The Field Poll—funded by the California Wellness Foundation—found that 54 percent of registered voters support the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and 37 percent oppose it.

But about half say they don’t anticipate the law will significantly affect them or their families.

Most also have stronger opinions on the law than they did last year: 38 percent of respondents say they “strongly support” the law, compared with 31 percent in 2011.

California has nearly 7.5 million residents without coverage.

The poll was based on a telephone survey of 1,579 registered California voters conducted from July 12 to July 29.

Originally published on BenefitsPro.com