60% Of Country Favor Repeal Of Obamacare!!!

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by rc8222, Jul 5, 2010.

  1. rc8222


  2. Rasmussen. 'Nuff said. :p
  3. GABFLY+1
  4. Big hill to climb.

    First, Dems must lose the House so that funding can be stopped in 2011.

    Second, Republicans must retain House, capture Senate with 60 votes, and elect Republican President in '12.

    Without all of that, Obamacare/Tyranny will be with us until we blow up.
  5. June 22, 2010


    The 49% of Americans who today say passage of healthcare reform was a good thing, compared with 46% calling it a bad thing, is a bit more positive than the two prior readings in which the slight plurality called it a bad thing. However, the four percentage-point increase since April in favorability toward the law, from 45% to 49%, is not statistically significant.
  6. http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100617/ap_on_re_us/us_ap_poll_health_overhaul

    By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press Writers – Thu Jun 17,2010 3:23 am

    AP-Gfk poll shows gains for health care overhaul

    WASHINGTON – A new Associated Press-Gfk poll finds public support for President Barack Obama's health care law has risen to its highest point to date.

    Yet the nation remains divided over the new law, with 45 percent in favor and 42 percent opposed.

    Still, that's a significant change from May, when supporters were outnumbered 39 percent to 46 percent. And it's the strongest backing for the overhaul since the AP-Gfk poll began asking in September.
  7. Do do Republicans even know that Obamacare is a 95 % copy of Romneycare,the healthcare plan created by the current 2012 GOP frontrunner ?
  8. Why will Obamacare work when the same plan as you call it has failed in Mass?
  9. mercor: reference please
  10. You and your source request's .
    You need to broaden your reading to pick up on the troubles and lawsuits happening in Massachusetts.
    Here is one story about how insurance companies need to increase rates because of forced coverage.

    Finally, Some Good News out of Massachusetts
    July 01, 2010 12:57 PM
    By Avik Roy

    Finally, some good news with the Massachusetts insurance price-control saga: An appeals board of attorneys from the state’s Division of Insurance has overturned Gov. Deval Patrick’s denial of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care’s requested rate increases. The Boston Globe reports that the “panel…found that rate increases Harvard Pilgrim initially sought in April are reasonable given what it must pay to hospitals and doctors.”

    Insurers yesterday cheered the ruling, which bodes well for three other companies now before the appeals board with their own cases against capped rates.

    “The decision shows what we have been saying all along,” said Lora Pellegrini, president of the Massachusetts Association of Health Plans, a trade group based in Boston. “The denial of carrier rates was inappropriate.”

    The other insurers in the state can hold out hope that the appeals board will give them the same treatment, saving them several months of uncertainty and litigation.

    Meanwhile, in Washington, it didn’t take long for the Obama administration to try Deval Patrick’s tactics on for size. Everyone knows that insurers across the country are going to have to raise premiums in order to account for all of the new mandates in the Affordable Care Act. But the president is trying to have his cake and eat it too, warning insurers that the government will not allow “unreasonable premium increases.” He would doubtless cheer on the implosion of the private health-insurance business, but consumers would not.

    Both in Massachusetts and across the nation, genuine attempts at reducing the cost of health insurance will require a completely different approach to health-care reform: one that incentivizes patients to make prudent choices about health spending, and one that frees insurers from the mandates that prevent them from creating affordable insurance products.

    Too many Republicans are formulating their health-care positions by melding a general free-market disposition with a split-the-difference political posture. These Republicans need to understand that the desire to repeal Obamacare is neither a temper-tantrum nor an ideological litmus test. Rather, as a policy matter, repeal is critical to the economic fortunes of tens of millions of Americans, for whom affordable health insurance is increasingly out of reach.
    #10     Jul 5, 2010