A majority of likely voters in Missouri oppose federal health care reform, a new survey finds.
The opposition softened to 49 percent, however, when the likely voters heard specific provisions contained in the law, according to the largest nongovernmental funder of community health activities in Missouri.
The poll’s margin of error is plus-or-minus 4 percent.
Nearly three-out-of-five likely voters, or 59 percent, said they view the issue of health insurance affordability with “a great deal of concern,” up from 2008 when the figure was only about half, according to the survey results.
When it comes to reform, 48 percent of respondents in Missouri said they are more concerned about changing the system too much, while 29 percent said they are more concerned about keeping things the same.
The main supporters of health care reform in Missouri are almost exclusively Democrats, according to the research. Republicans, meanwhile, are united in their opposition, as are many independent voters.