Capsules: Health Law Was A Wash In The Election, Poll Finds; U.S. Lowering Rate Of Premature Births, But Slowly

Now on Kaiser Health News' blog, Jordan Rau reports on a new poll: "Both President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney ended up getting equal support among voters who said the law was a 'major factor' in their vote for president, according to the poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation conducted shortly after last Tuesday's election. (KHN is an editorially independent program of the foundation.) This shouldn't come as a surprise since the public remained consistently split about the law throughout the election season (Rau, 11/13).

Also on Capsules, Shefali S. Kulkarni reports on new premature birth rate figures from March of Dimes: "The United States is slowly reducing its rate of premature births, bringing the rate to 11.7 percent in 2011, but the figure is still higher than public health advocates believe it should be" (Kulkarni, 11/13). Check out what else is on the blog.

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