Health Highlights: March 20, 2015

By on March 20, 2015

Health Highlights: March 20, 2015

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:

Many Unaware of Impending Supreme Court Decision on Health Care Law: Survey

Many Americans don’t know that President Barack Obama’s health care law could be threatened by a Supreme Court ruling this summer, a new survey finds.

The Kaiser Family Foundation poll found that 53 percent of respondents were unaware of the case, even though recent oral arguments received national media attention, the Associated Press reported.

When told that the Supreme Court could rule to deny financial assistance to people in the many states with federally-run insurance markets, 62 percent of respondents said such a decision would harm the nation.

“The public is not making a legal judgment,” said Drew Altman, CEO of the nonpartisan foundation, the AP reported.

“When it’s explained to them that some people will get help depending on whether the state or the federal government runs the marketplace, it does not seem fair to people. It does not make sense to the majority,” he said.

The poll also found that the 43 percent of respondents had a negative opinion of the health care law, while 41 percent had a positive opinion.

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