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Health care poll results

WASHINGTON – Democratic ideas for fixing the health care system to cover the uninsured enjoy more support among Americans than proposals coming from Republicans, a new Los Angeles Times/Bloomberg poll shows.

Among leading Democratic proposals:

“62 percent said they supported requiring large employers to help pay for coverage; 31 percent disagree.

“51 percent said they favored a mandate that individuals buy health insurance, much as drivers are required to carry auto coverage, while 39 percent disagree.

Among Republican ideas:

“44 percent back tax breaks to make insurance more affordable, and 45 percent disagree with them.

The questions on health care were asked of 1,209 adults. The results have a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.

Los Angeles Times


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