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New Poll Shows Two-Thirds of Americans Don't Think Government Health Care Will Cut Costs
Date:8/10/2009

COSTA MESA, Calif., Aug. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite President Obama's efforts to position government-funded health care as a "cost-cutter" for all taxpayers, two-thirds of Americans think there are more effective ways to reduce health care costs, according to a national survey question released today by message research firm M4 Strategies.

The majority of respondents believe national tort reform laws to reduce the number of frivolous lawsuits against doctors and hospitals will be the most effective way to lower health care costs.

In a poll of 1,001 U.S. residents conducted from July 24-27, when asked which would likely have a greater impact in reducing Americans' health care costs, 45 percent opined national tort reform would be most effective and 16 percent stated they did not know. Only 40 percent were willing to say free health insurance for the poor would have the most impact. The survey has a 3.1% margin of error.

When thinking about health care costs in the future, which do you think will have a greater impact in reducing health care costs for Americans?

                                             Frequency  Percent
                                             ---------  -------
    National lawsuit reform that reduces
     frivolous lawsuits against doctors
     and hospitals.                              446      44.6
    ------------------------------------         ---      ----
    A government program that provides
     health insurance to those who cannot
     afford it.                                  397      39.7
    -------------------------------------        ---      ----
    Not sure/Don't know                          158      15.8
    -------------------------------------        ---      ----


"It's clear that Americans aren't buying Obama's claim that his health care plan will reduce long term health care costs," said Chris St. Hilaire, President of M4 Strategies. "More people also believe that tort reform, which Obama opposes, is a better way to cut costs than what he's proposing."


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