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By The Numbers: 84% For Fundamental Health Care Changes

Posted on by Karina

A new poll released by CBS News reaffirms strong support for inclusion of a public option and underscores the urgency felt by Americans for health insurance reform. 84% believe the health care system needs fundamental changes at the very least, and 61% said they would be disappointed if Congress does not pass health care reform this year. The poll also found 62% of Americans support the inclusion of a public health insurance option like Medicare in health insurance reform legislation:

Americans Support A Public Option

In addition, more than half (52%) believe Democrats are serious about wanting to reform the health care system but nearly 7 in 10 believe Republicans are not serious about wanting reform.

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