New National Research: Exploring Public Opinion About The New Health Care Law, Health Information Technology, and The Collection, Analysis, Distribution, and Sale of Anonymous Health Care Data

A plurality of voters oppose the new health care law, and over the past year, roughly half of voters say their opinion has become less favorable about the new health care law.  Most voters report having had experience—in fact, positive experience—with computerized medical records.  Over time, their sense of control over privacy of these records has increased.  This survey shows a clear preference for “independent health information companies” to collect anonymous health care data rather than federal agencies supported by taxpayer dollars.  After being fully informed, more than six out of ten voters believe anonymous health care data could help improve quality and reduce costs.

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