Health reform implementation

Poll: Nearly half of voters don’t believe key healthcare promise by Obama

Nearly half of voters with health insurance do not believe President Obama’s promise that they will be able to keep it under the new healthcare reform law, according to a poll released Monday.

Forty-five percent of voters with healthcare insurance believe they will be forced to change coverage, including 26 percent who say it is “very likely,” according to the new Rasmussen Reports poll. Meanwhile, 46 percent said it’s unlikely that they will have to change coverage, including 19 percent who said it is “not at all likely.”

{mosads}Rasmussen polls are widely believed to trend to the right.

During the 2008 presidential campaign and while Congress drafted the reform law, Obama repeatedly said the law would not require individuals to change their coverage.

“If you like your doctor, you’re going to be able to keep your doctor,” Obama said at George Mason University in March, just days before he signed the reform law. “If you like your plan, keep your plan.”

Meanwhile, 76 percent of voters with insurance said their coverage is “good or excellent,” while 4 percent said it is poor.


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