SEARCH
Current Location:
>
> This Story

starstarstarstarstar (1)
Log in or Register to rate this News Story
Forward Printable StoryPrint Comment

Never Miss a Story

Sign up for email alerts

 

More Industry Headlines

Hypofractionated whole breast irradiation: faster, cheaper, comparable — underutilized? Why is the U.S. dragging its feet toward faster WBI?

Global CT market to hit $5.1 billion in four years: report Product improvements and XR-29 drive the market

Medical World Americas 2015: What has Ebola taught us? Health care professionals will meet in Texas to see what they've learned from their mistakes

Health care survey finds doctors, patients OK now, but fear for future Survey: Patients happy with service now, but afraid for future. Doctors fear future cost-pressures

Memorial Sloan Kettering, IBM looking at computerized skin cancer lesion identification Image mapping could guide the way to more accurate diagnoses

Philips acquires catheter-based imaging co., Volcano May help Philips break into EUR four billion image-guided therapy market

XR-29's lower dose CT requirements: Will iterative reconstruction play a role? As the industry inches toward new dose requirements, some implementation questions remain

Is Obamacare causing emergency room crowding? No, says new study The Affordable Care Act is not the cause of the problem. It comes from a primary care shortage

Could microwave tomography replace mammography? New experimental technique offers greater specificity with no radiation or patient discomfort

Hitachi partners with iVu for automated whole breast ultrasound

Americans mixed on health reform, as Supreme Court countdown comes to an end

by Brendon Nafziger , DOTmed News Associate Editor
With the country only potentially moments away from receiving the Supreme Court's decision on President Obama's landmark health reform legislation -- the ruling is due as early as 10 a.m. this morning -- a new poll suggests most Americans are rather mixed on the whole thing.

According to a new Reuters/Ipsos online poll, most Americans oppose the law, including the so-called individual mandate on which much of the court's decision rests, even though they also support many of its main provisions. The poll, which surveyed close to 1,000 respondents last week, has a margin of error of around 3.5 percentage points, the news outlet said.

Story Continues Below Advertisement

Fast Forward to Your Digital X-Ray Future

Agfa HealthCare's upgrade, trade-up & retrofit programs are designed to support your efforts to improve efficiency and image quality while maximizing your existing investments. Click to read more>>>



According to the poll, 56 percent of respondents are against the Affordable Care Act, and 44 percent favor it. An even greater number, 61 percent, want to squash the mandate, which requires most citizens to buy health insurance by 2014 or face penalties.

However, most people still back many specific provisions of the law. For instance, 82 percent don't want insurance companies to deny coverage to people with pre-existing conditions and 61 percent want those under 26 to be allowed to remain on their parent's insurance, according to the poll.

In any case, if online prediction market Intrade is right, the majority might have their way. As of Monday morning, bettors favored a 74 percent chance that the individual mandate, and possibly health reform itself, will be overturned by the court.

Related:


Interested in Medical Industry News? Subscribe to DOTmed's weekly news email and always be informed. Click here, it takes just 30 seconds.

You Must Be Logged In To Post A Comment

Advertise
Increase Your
Brand Awareness
Auctions + Private Sales
Get The
Best Price
Buy Equipment/Parts
Find The
Lowest Price
Daily News
Read The
Latest News
Directory
Browse All
DOTmed Users
Ethics on DOTmed
View Our
Ethics Program
Gold Parts Vendor Program
Receive PH
Requests
Gold Service Dealer Program
Receive RFP/PS
Requests
Healthcare Providers
See all
HCP Tools
Jobs/Training
Find/Fill
A Job
Parts Hunter +EasyPay
Get Parts
Quotes
Recently Certified
View Recently
Certified Users
Recently Rated
View Recently
Certified Users
Rental Center
Rent Equipment
For Less
Sell Equipment/Parts
Get The
Most Money
Service Technicians Forum
Find Help
And Advice
Simple RFP
Get Equipment
Quotes
Virtual Trade Show
Find Service
For Equipment
Access and use of this site is subject to the terms and conditions of our LEGAL NOTICE & PRIVACY NOTICE
Property of and Proprietary to DOTmed.com, Inc. Copyright ©2001-2014 DOTmed.com, Inc.
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED