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Voters Doubt More Than Ever That Obamacare Will Reduce Health Care Costs

Voters still tend to view the national health care law negatively, and fewer voters than ever expect it to lower health care costs.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 59% of Likely U.S. Voters think health care costs will go up under the new health care law. Only nine percent (9%) now expect those costs to decrease, the lowest finding since the law was passed by Congress in March 2010. Twenty-four percent (24%) expect costs to stay about the same. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on August 7-8, 2016 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on August 7-8, 2016 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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