Poll indicates Mainers oppose new health care law


PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A new poll shows that more than half of all Mainers think their health care costs will go up under the new federal health care reform law.

In a survey of 600 Mainers, 53 percent said they think their health care costs will go up and 32 percent think they’ll stay about the same. Only six percent think they’ll go down.

The poll also found that 38 percent of those surveyed support the federal health care law, while 47 percent oppose it.

The poll was conducted by Critical Insights in Portland and released Thursday. It was based on 600 phone interviews from April 28 to May 7 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.