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Latest polls on new Health Care law:

  1. habee profile image90
    habeeposted 6 years ago

    Polling Data
    Poll Date Sample For/Favor  Against/Oppose  Spread
    RCP Average 12/4 - 1/5 -- 40.4 53.4 Against/Oppose +13.0
    USA Today/Gallup* 1/4 - 1/5 1025 A 40 46 Against/Oppose +6
    Rasmussen Reports* 1/2 - 1/2 1000 LV 36 60 Against/Oppose +24
    CNN/Opinion Research 12/17 - 12/19 1008 A 43 54 Against/Oppose +11
    ABC News/Wash Post 12/9 - 12/12 1001 A 43 52 Against/Oppose +9
    Bloomberg* 12/4 - 12/7 1000 A 40 55 Against/Oppose +15

    Do you think people would like it better if they weren't forced to purchase insurance? That doesn't affect me - I have insurance, but that's what I've heard the most noise about. But then again, if the purchase stipulation were removed, wouldn't the entire system collapse? Thoughts?

    1. Ralph Deeds profile image71
      Ralph Deedsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Maybe, but that's an essential component. Otherwise people would wait to get insurance until they need expensive care--adverse selection--and the system wouldn't work.

      More people might like the reform if it were a bit simpler and explained better by its supporters. I do think it's unnecessarily complicated.

      1. habee profile image90
        habeeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I agree with that, Ralph.

  2. habee profile image90
    habeeposted 6 years ago

    According to this data, spending on health care was decreasing before the new law:

    http://www.aolnews.com/2011/01/06/opini … re-reform/

 
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