Health reform popular in Cali

Majority of voters approve of the federal health-care reform law

A majority of California voters approves of the federal health-care reform law, a new survey finds.

A poll of 1,579 California voters taken by California Wellness Foundation found 54 percent of respondents support the Affordable Care Act, while 37 percent do not, according to The Sacramento Bee. A similar poll in 2011 found 52 percent of voters supported the reform, while 39 percent did not. Additionally, 38 percent of voters reported they “strongly support” the law.

Analysts suggest California’s level of support—which is greater than the national average—may be due to a high percentage of Democratic voters or the fact that more than one-third of voters are currently uninsured or say a family member has gone without insurance in the past two years.