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Poll: Most want health reform but fear its side effects

Washington Post, June 24, 2009

A majority of Americans see government action as critical to controlling runaway healthcare costs, but there is broad public anxiety about the potential impact of reform legislation and conflicting views about the types of fixes being proposed on Capitol Hill, according to a new poll. Most respondents are "very concerned" that healthcare reform would lead to higher costs, lower quality, fewer choices, a bigger deficit, diminished insurance coverage and more government bureaucracy, the Washington Post-ABC News poll found.