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Public conflicted on health care reform

Americans are divided on the new health care law, with half of them saying its passage was "a bad thing" and 47 percent calling it a "good thing," according to a new USA Today/Gallup Poll. The day after the House approved the bill, 49 percent said it was a good thing and 40 percent said it was bad. Nearly two-thirds of people surveyed in the latest poll said that the health care law costs too much and expands the government's role in health care too far. But 52 percent also said that the law should have included a public option, and 51 percent said it didn't go far enough in regulating the health care industry.

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