Medicare is a "very important" or "extremely important" issue to 73% of voters, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation poll. The issue has become increasingly prominent in the presidential campaign. A separate Kaiser-Washington Post poll found that 55% of Republican respondents prefer keeping Medicare as is.
A Kaiser Family Foundation poll found that 20% of those asked think the PPACA will better protect consumers, 41% think health care quality will decline and 49% said health care costs will continue to rise under the law.
A monthly poll by Thomson Reuters found that people's confidence about their ability to access and pay for health care services has declined by about 5% since December. Researchers said they saw a gradual decline in consumer confidence this year, despite a notable increase in April, when the PPACA passed.
In a wide-ranging poll conducted by USA TODAY, ABC News and the Kaiser Family Foundation, Americans expressed concerns about the rising costs of health care and fears about the future. As many as 80% of those polled said they were dissatisfied with the total tab the country spends on health care, but only 44% said they were dissatisfied with the quality of health care in the U.S. Nearly 90% said they were satisfied with their own medical providers.