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Poll: Mixed Feelings On Mass. Health Care Law

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A new survey is reporting mixed feelings about the state's 2006 health care law.

While 59 percent of those polled said there is more access to health care now, 63 percent said the cost of health care has increased.

Forty-six percent feel the Massachusetts law is a good model for the nation while forty percent think it isn't, with the rest undecided.

The poll, conducted for American College of Emergency physicians, also found that compared with 2006, about a third of those who'd visited an emergency room said they spent less time waiting now compared with 23 percent who said they spent more time.

The poll of 1,002 Massachusetts residents was conducted between Sept. 9 and 16 and has a margin of error of plus or minus three percentage points.

This program aired on October 6, 2009. The audio for this program is not available.

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