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Survey Finds Growing Satisfaction with California Health Care
Voters increasingly support ACA implementation

The Field Poll has released results from the 2015 Cal Wellness – Field Health Policy Survey. Conducted under a grant from the California Wellness Foundation, the survey finds that registered California voters increasingly support implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in California and report higher levels of satisfaction with the health care system than they did prior to its passage. For the first time, majorities of voters in all major regions of the state — as well as all races, ethnicities and age groups — back the law. According to the survey, 58 percent of registered voters are satisfied with the function of the state’s health care system, an 8 percent increase compared to 2008, before the ACA was implemented. Only 34 percent are dissatisfied, compared to 46 percent in 2008. The survey also finds increasing voter support for extending Medi-Cal services to the state’s undocumented residents. At present, 58 percent of the state’s registered voters favor the idea, while 39 percent are opposed. Last year a narrower 51 percent to 45 percent supported the proposal. Full survey results are attached.