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New Jersey Health Care Opinion Poll: Public Concerns and Support for Reform

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Abstract:

The Rutgers Center for State Health Policy conducted a statewide poll in to gauge the extent to which New Jersey residents perceive the need for health care reform, identify public concerns about the health care system, and assess what reforms state residents may support. The poll was supported by a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

This report summarizes the responses of over 1,100 adults selected to represent the views of New Jersey residents. The poll shows New Jersey residents are deeply concerned about their health care and most want state government leaders to address rising costs, the uninsured and quality of care. More than half of the public say they are willing to accept higher taxes "so that everyone in New Jersey has health insurance they can't lose."