January 20, 2010 19:38 ET

Only One in Four Americans Favor Health Care Reform, LIMRA Finds

WINDSOR, CT--(Marketwire - January 20, 2010) - Twenty-five percent of Americans surveyed favor the health care reform legislation proposed by Congress, according to a survey just conducted by LIMRA.

"These results are not surprising given yesterday's election results in the Massachusetts senatorial race, where the winning candidate ran on a platform against the health care reform legislation," said Scott Kallenbach, associate research director, LIMRA strategic research. "With 86 percent of those surveyed saying they had health care coverage, we believe that many people are leery that the proposed legislation could affect their current coverage."

LIMRA's survey found that 75 percent of Americans who have health care insurance said they were happy with the quality of the care they receive, relative to the premiums they pay.

While one in four Americans surveyed support the current health care reform legislation, 40 percent said they were opposed to it and 35 percent said they didn't know enough to form an opinion.

LIMRA conducted a survey of 900 American adults on Jan. 15-19, 2010. The results were weighted to represent the general population of the United States.


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