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Poll: Americans Less Satisfied With Health Care Costs Than Before Obamacare

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Americans are less satisfied with the cost of their health care than they were before Obamacare, a new CNN poll reveals.

When asked their opinions on “The total cost of health care in this country,” 84 percent of respondents said they are “dissatisfied.” That number is up from the 77 percent of Americans who said the same in March 2009, a year before Obamacare was passed.

Similarly, when asked about, “The total cost to you of health care, including insurance premiums and other expenses,” 53 percent of Americans say they are “dissatisfied,” according to the CNN poll. A majority of Americans — 52 percent — said they were “satisfied” when asked the same question in March 2009.

The CNN poll also shows that 49 percent of Americans oppose Obamacare, while 46 percent are in favor of it. Although more Americans oppose Obamacare than support it, the gap has narrowed from March 2010, when the bill was passed. At that point in time, 59 percent of Americans said they opposed it, according to CNN.

House Republicans unveiled their draft replacement to Obamacare on Monday. The bill has struggled to gain support from some prominent conservatives who believe it is essentially “Obamacare lite.”

The full results of the CNN poll can be viewed here.

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