Survey: Most Americans Think Health Law Will Improve System

Forty-nine percent of respondents to a new poll from the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions said the Affordable Care Act was a good start towards reducing costs and improving quality, “although 30 percent think it was a step in the wrong direction.” Forty-four percent also “anticipate the law will bring improvements within the next five years, with another 24 percent saying it may take longer. Just over 30 percent doubt it will ever happen.” Interestingly, just 24 percent agree with the oft-repeated GOP claim that the U.S. system works better than most systems.