Nearly half of respondents to a Modern Healthcare online poll strongly oppose a the idea of a new tax to finance a large boost in public health funding.
Poll question: The Institute of Medicine has called for doubling public health funding to $24 billion per year, perhaps financed by a new healthcare tax. Do you support or oppose such a tax?
Strongly oppose: 46%
Strongly support: 21%
Somewhat support: 14%
It depends on size of the tax: 12%
Somewhat oppose: 7%
Source: Modern Healthcare online poll conducted April 13-May 24, based on 149 responses