Eight in 10 Americans said it is more important to provide universal healthcare than to contain taxes, according to a new ABC News-Washington Post poll. Roughly half of those surveyed, meanwhile, said they were dissatisfied with the quality of healthcare available, while 44% said they were satisfied. Demonstrating a phenomenon analysts sometimes call the "anxious insured," 53% of those with health insurance said they worried about losing it. The poll of 1,000 adults has an error margin of plus or minus three percentage points. Among its other findings: 42% of Americans said they disapproved of how President Bush has handled expanding prescription drug coverage for seniors. -- by Jeff Tieman
Americans back universal care over tax containment
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