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2009 Iowa Health Care Reform Issues Poll

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The opinions of Iowa residents on health care reform issues were explored in an August 2009 survey commissioned by AARP.

The survey of voting AARP members in Iowa found that:

  • Access to affordable, quality health care is at least somewhat important to 94 percent of respondents.
  • Three-quarters of respondents believe it is important that Congress enact new policies in 2009 to improve the nation's health care system.
  • More than three in four respondents support the federal government requiring health insurance companies to cover anyone who applies, even if they have a pre-existing condition.


AARP commissioned RDD Field Surveys to conduct the telephone survey of 500 voting AARP Iowa members ages 50 and older.  The survey was conducted during August 25-26, 2009.  For more information, please contact Jennifer Sauer at 202-434-6207. (10 pages)

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