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Policy priorities for the year ahead

President Barack Obama's State of the Union address on Tuesday offers an opportunity to focus the nation's attention on the policy priorities for the year ahead - but the public is already honed in on Topic A, the economy.

By Peyton Craighill  | January 24, 2011; 12:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Congress, Economy, Federal Budget Deficit, Health care, Immigration  
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Public support for components of health care law

The key provision of the health-care reform law struck down today by a federal judge in Virginia is also the one that's the least popular with the public. The requirement that individuals get health insurance, or face penalties, has long been among the most divisive parts of the legislation, even...

By Jon Cohen  | December 13, 2010; 2:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  Health care  
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Health care opponents divided on repeal

A slim majority of all Americans - including almost all Republicans - oppose health care reform law, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. But the legislation's detractors are split on whether and how much of it should be rolled back. Overall, 52 percent of those polled oppose the...

By Jon Cohen  | December 13, 2010; 12:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Health care, Post Polls  | Tags:  Washington Post poll, Washington Post-ABC News poll, health care poll  
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More on seniors' distaste for government

Seniors are the least likely to say they want more government services in a range of areas, and electorally interested seniors hold distinct views from their less interested counterparts, Dan Balz and Jon Cohen write in a new article. Here are some additional highlights from the Post-Kaiser-Harvard study: Distaste for...

By Kyle Dropp  | October 13, 2010; 3:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  Guns, Health care, Polls, Post Polls  | Tags:  2010, federal government, midterms, obama, role of government, seniors, young adults  
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Seniors see negatives for Medicare in health care law

A new poll out Thursday from the Kaiser Family Foundation shows that senior citizens remain more negative than younger adults toward the health care overhaul passed earlier this year and are more apt to say that the bill will have a negative effect on Medicare and those in their age...

By Jennifer Agiesta  | July 29, 2010; 11:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Health care  
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The public on procedure

With Democratic lawmakers working toward using reconciliation to pass health care reform legislation, a number of recent polls suggest the public's take on parliamentary procedure is based more on the result than the process. Partisans' views on the inner-workings of Congress vary based on whether the procedures would work to...

By Jennifer Agiesta  | March 17, 2010; 12:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Congress, Health care  
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Older Entries in This Category »

Health care reform: Wanted? Dead or alive?, Jennifer Agiesta , February 10, 2010
Balancing the government's role on health care, Jennifer Agiesta , October 19, 2009
The Home Front on the Public Option, Jennifer Agiesta , September 30, 2009
The Perilous Public Option, Jennifer Agiesta , September 14, 2009
Seniors' Negative Turn on Health Care Reform, Jennifer Agiesta , August 28, 2009
Gallup: Three in 10 Already Covered by Government, Jennifer Agiesta , August 3, 2009
Blue Dogs on Health Care: Why So Blue?, Jennifer Agiesta , July 29, 2009
Obama's Shrinking Approval on Health Care, Jennifer Agiesta , July 20, 2009
Health Care Reform Circa 1965: Polling on Medicare, Jennifer Agiesta , July 16, 2009
Union Members on Health Care Reform, Jennifer Agiesta , July 13, 2009
 
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