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Americans Not On Board With Obamacare

A new poll shows that most Americans are not fully satisfied with the new health care law, and most say it has either had no impact or hurt their lives.

The Rasmussen Reports poll showed that 53 percent of likely U.S. voters had a somewhat unfavorable or very unfavorable impression of the new health care law, with 42 percent saying they had a very unfavorable impression of the law. Forty-one percent of likely voters had at least a somewhat favorable impression of the health care law, but only 15 percent of voters said they had a very favorable opinion of the health care law.

When it comes to reducing health care costs, most Americans -- 58 percent -- believe there should be more free-market competition to drive down costs. Only 24 percent believe there should be more government regulation to reduce health care costs.

More than half of voters believe states should compete to determine the most effective standards and guidelines to reduce health care costs. Only 33 percent of likely voters believe having the federal government establish a single set of standards and regulations would do more to bring down health care costs.

The national survey of 1,000 voters was conducted Aug. 9-10 by Rasmussen Reports.

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