Majority Of Americans-54% Want Health Bill Repealed; While 42% Oppose Repeal.

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by rc8222, Mar 29, 2010.

  1. rc8222


  2. If the jobs picture improves by then, voters may display a short memory. Let's hope not. :mad: :mad:
  3. You are hoping the job picture does not improve, so that it impacts health care reform?


  4. Rasmussen again.
    Unfortunately for you, apparently they're both stupid and illiterate. Stupid, because a telephone poll is so obviously skewed, at least if you know anything about polling.
    Illiterate, because they can't even write grammatical English, not in a post, but in an official report. Unbelievable.
    Pathetic. Pathetic on so many levels.
    Read it and weep, at least if you speak English. If not, carry on:

  5. Ricter


    The numbers have flip flopped. 49% for, 40% against. Gallup.

    Edit: Some of those against report that they don't feel the reform was liberal enough.
  6. Voters are the biggest flipper floppers known to man...

  7. Hello


    The 49/40 poll which dems are spouting was according to 1 USA today poll, the numbers are still just as brutal as before for the dems, as evidenced below from a bloomberg poll.

    The poll found the percentage of Americans who favor the almost $1 trillion 10-year plan remained at about just four in 10 following the House vote on March 21 to send the bill to President Barack Obama, who signed it into law today.

    Americans Remain Skeptical Over Health-Care Revamp (Update1)
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    March 23 (Bloomberg) -- Americans remain skeptical about the health-care overhaul even after the U.S. House passed landmark legislation that promises to provide access to medical coverage for tens of millions of the uninsured.

    At the same time, most say the government should play a role in ensuring everyone has access to affordable care, a Bloomberg National Poll shows. A majority also agree that health care is a private matter and consider the new rules approved by Congress to be a government takeover.

    The poll found the percentage of Americans who favor the almost $1 trillion 10-year plan remained at about just four in 10 following the House vote on March 21 to send the bill to President Barack Obama, who signed it into law today.

    “Anything called a ‘massive overhaul’ will be complicated, and it is hard for people to see what is in it for them,” said J. Ann Selzer, president of Selzer & Co., a Des Moines, Iowa- based firm that conducted the nationwide survey. “Even as Americans of all stripes agree there are problems with the current system, the escalating deficit makes them worry what the country can really afford.”

    The poll of 1,002 adults was conducted March 19-22 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.1 percent. There was no meaningful movement of opinion the final night of interviewing, after the vote was taken.

    Democratic lawmakers who approved the revamp over the unanimous objections of Republicans are counting on public support to grow once voters see the benefits of the legislation, which places new restrictions on insurers from denying coverage to people.

    Campaign Issue

    Republicans vow to make health care an issue in November’s congressional elections, saying Democrats ignored the will of their constituents.

    Obama, rallying House Democrats before the vote, told lawmakers he’s “confident” the legislation “will end up being the smart thing to do politically because I believe that good policy is good politics.”

    Sherry Stearns of Owego, New York, remains opposed to the legislation, saying it doesn’t do enough to lower costs or help the uninsured.

    “There are a lot of people who are out there suffering, and I see it on a daily basis,” says the 44-year-old nurse. More needs to be done to get drugmakers to lower the costs of medicines and for medical centers to reduce the cost of their services, she says.

    Of those surveyed, about half say the cost of doing nothing on health care will be greater than the price tag for the legislative overhaul.

    Government Takeover

    While more than six of 10 respondents agree the government should play a role in ensuring Americans have health care, 53 percent say the plan amounts to a government-run system. Yet six of 10 also say individuals should be responsible for making sure their health-care needs are met.

    Democrats hailed the health-care passage as a historic follow-on to the 1965 creation of the Medicare program for the elderly and a way to curb soaring health costs that make up a sixth of the U.S. economy.

    Mary Holley, 59, of Edenton, North Carolina, says she’s worked all her life mostly in a factory and is now unemployed and can’t afford insurance.

    “Someone has to care about the little people,” says Holley, who supports the overhaul.

    One thing the vast majority of Americans agree on: Health care is complicated. Three-fourths of respondents say the issue is so complex that it’s hard for the average American to understand the proposals that were debated.

    “It is difficult to understand, but the part that I do understand is what’s best for me,” says Holley.

    Poll respondents also agree that the U.S. health-care system needs improvement. Only 20 percent of those surveyed say the system is fine the way it is.

    Nonetheless, almost half of respondents said action could wait.
  8. It is good to be skeptical, however if there were nothing but skepticism, nothing would ever be accomplished...

    Like it or not, at least this is a start, a movement in a direction away from the dysfunctional status quo of the health care system...

    Could it be worse?

    Sure, time will about giving it some time?

    Bush had unbridled power for 6 years...did nothing at all...and things did not improve on their own.

    p.s. Also, let it be accepted and known that of those who opposes the new plan, at least 25% of those in opposition continue to think Iraq had weapons of mass destruction at the time we invaded Iraq, and at least 25% of those who voted now think that Saddam Hussein had a part in the 9/11 bombings...

  9. Hello


    Bush was an idiot, in fact he was one of/if not the worst president in history, you will never hear any argument from me over that fact. Now lets start analysing Obama's Presidency as well, and i hope you realise that he is nothing more than the exact same clown bush was except he gives money to union thugs, who provide nothing, as opposed to giving it to corporate thugs. Will you for once in your life admit that left wing politician is an idiot?
  10. What was the republican solution after Bush to the health care problem?

    #10     Mar 29, 2010