Opinions turn favorable on health care plan

Discussion in 'Politics' started by hermit, Mar 23, 2010.

  1. Americans by 9 percentage points have a favorable view of the health care overhaul that President Obama signed into law Tuesday, a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll finds, a notable turnaround from surveys before the vote that showed a plurality against it.

    By 49%-40% those surveyed say it was "a good thing" rather than a bad one that Congress passed the bill. Half describe their reaction in positive terms, as "enthusiastic" or "pleased," while about four in 10 describe it in negative ways, as "disappointed" or "angry."

    The largest single group, 48%, calls the bill "a good first step" that should be followed by more action on health care. An additional 4% also have a favorable view, saying the bill makes the most important changes needed in the nation's health care system.

  2. :D :D :D :D
  3. Passage of healthcare reform was a clear political victory for President Obama and his allies in Congress. While it also pleases most of his Democratic base nationwide, it is met with greater ambivalence among independents and with considerable antipathy among Republicans. Whether these groups' views on the issue harden or soften in the coming months could be crucial to how healthcare reform factors into this year's midterm elections. Given that initial public reaction to Sunday's vote is more positive than recent public opinion about passing a healthcare reform bill, it appears some softening has already occurred.

  4. The Republican ET'ers will hate and avoid this thread :)
  5. Not to forget the 1 star rating :D
  6. tht's quick, but actually 80% of americans have no idea what is going on at all. there was this cnn survey where they went out on the street and asked pple where iraq was, and most people pointed to the continent of south america
  7. I think it depends on how well the republicans get their message out. If they let the media control the way this plan is described, they will end up losing. The media has been on full scale propaganda mode for months now over this, and now the papers and newscasts will be filled with gushing dems congratulating each other for being so compassionate.

    Republicans need only point out the fact that the bill makes no economic sense, will obviously cost hundreds of billions and does nothing to address rising costs. It is basically a rob peter to pay paul operation. In this case, seniors get robbed and ultimately, many will die needlessly if this is fully implemented. Obama's advisors have been remarkably candid that they think too much care is lavished on the elderly and it should be redirected to the young and the poor, who just by mere coincidence happen to be the typical democrat constituency. Call it the first volley in the coming generational war.

    Obama and his army of welfare leeches and illegal soon to be legal immigrants ultimately intend to steal the accumulated retirement savings of the elderly. That will probably be deferred until after the 2012 election however.
  8. So which country are you fleeing to?

  9. You dont seem to be interested in any facts when it comes to your blind hatred for Obama.

    Overall we think this plan is very good, and will provide some significant benefits for seniors. There will be some pain among some people in Medicare Advantage plans - National Council on the Aging. http://www.ncoa.org
    #10     Mar 23, 2010