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Doctors and Healthcare Researchers Believe In Healthcare Reform

August 15, 2009
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The percent of respondents expressing confidence:

  • Doctors:     73%
  • Healthcare professors/researchers:     62%
  • Hospitals:   61%
  • President Barack Obama:     58%
  • Democratic leaders in Congress:     42%
  • Pharmaceutical companies:     40%
  • Health insurance companies:     35%
  • Republican leaders in Congress:     34%

What the poll found is that doctor, hospitals and researchers are viewed positively across the political spectrum whereas the support for the others is more partisan. So, for example:

  • Hospitals had the confidence of 60% of Democrats, 57% of Independents and 68% of Republicans to recommend the right health care reform.
  • President Obama had the confidence of 85% of Democrats, 53% of Independents and 28% of Republicans
  • Health insurance companies had the confidence of 33% of Democrats, 32% of Independents and 42% of Republicans.
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