The American public is expressing wary support for the Clinton health care reform plan, as many Americans attempt to balance the strong appeal of guaranteeing universal access with questions, if not doubts about, how much protection the Clinton approach will actually provide, what it will cost and to what extent it will restrict choice.

The latest Times Mirror  nationwide telephone survey of 1529 adults conducted September 24-27 found 53% favoring the Clinton health care reform plan, 25% opposing it, and about as many, 22%, saying they had not made up thier minds yet.  The high undecided response reflects lack of conviction more than lack of attention to the Clinton initiative.  The poll found fully 49% of the public saying they had followed the Administration’s proposals very closely.