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Poll: majority now supports public health insurance option

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posted on Oct, 19 2009 @ 05:00 PM
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Poll: majority now supports public health insurance option


www.washingtonpost.com

As Democratic congressional leaders and White House officials work to shape health care bills that will go to the House and Senate floors, a new Washington Post-ABC News poll shows that support for a government-run health plan to compete with private insurers has rebounded from its summertime lows and now wins clear majority support from the public.
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posted on Oct, 19 2009 @ 05:00 PM
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Well there ya have it.... Even though there was a smear campaign against the Public option which even appeared here on ATS, it now appears as if the majority of Americans DO want the Public Option.

It's not a "slam dunk" by any stretch, but it appears that as our actual health care costs start to emerge as business reacts to the rising costs by sharing the burden with the employees, folks are changing their view.

What do you think? Have you heard a change of heart from those you know?



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posted on Oct, 19 2009 @ 05:07 PM
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More bad news for republicans. They said it loud and clear.. that if Obama succeeds on a public option it will be devastating to their party. Obama is right and once the public option is in place insurance companies will find it harder to rape the public. This will = a big success for Obama and a great thing for America which is exactly what republicans fear.. Well, at least they have Palin.


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posted on Oct, 19 2009 @ 05:09 PM
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You have GOT to be kidding...

How many people did they poll? 10? And where were these people? Washington, DC? Who did the poll? ABC?????!!@!!!


Sorry, to answer your question - I've seriously not heard any change of heart around my area. Seriously and honestly, I swear.

Edit to add: You've given me something to research... how the poll was taken.

[edit on 19/10/2009 by Iamonlyhuman]



posted on Oct, 19 2009 @ 05:16 PM
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They have to poll positive now so that when it comes to light for anyone who hasn't been paying attention that the "dead" public option was never dead and has been planned to be forced through regardless all of us who never wanted it just sit back, look at a "poll" and say "the mob wins again."

As a slightly related side I heard today there was some hole in the latest public option that could leave an estimated 17-30 million without coverage. If that's true isn't that how many are uncovered now? Seems like nothing changes fir anyone but government who gets free reign to manufacture more taxes, regulation and restictions.

Imagine that, a government program that changes nothing yet costs more.


 
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posted on Oct, 19 2009 @ 05:38 PM
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Originally posted by Iamonlyhuman
You have GOT to be kidding...

How many people did they poll? 10? And where were these people? Washington, DC? Who did the poll? ABC?????!!@!!!


Sorry, to answer your question - I've seriously not heard any change of heart around my area. Seriously and honestly, I swear.

Edit to add: You've given me something to research... how the poll was taken.

[edit on 19/10/2009 by Iamonlyhuman]


Here is the truth.
Rasmussen Reports - ObamaCare Poll

54% Disapprove !!!

ABC stacked their poll. Gee, i'm shocked.

So much for that "clear majority" ABC was trying to sell us.


[edit on 19-10-2009 by Eurisko2012]

[edit on 19-10-2009 by Eurisko2012]



posted on Oct, 19 2009 @ 05:41 PM
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I think the propaganda studies recently issued by the Insurance industry basically threatening Americans that they'll rape their wallets if any reform is passed probably made the PO more desirable.

They came out and have blatantly threatened us, told us that if reform goes through they will make sure they punish us for trying to fix a broken system that hurts the poor and fattens the rich because their profits are more important than our lives.

Seems like people have finally wised up to the all the false rhetoric being spewed by the industry and its PR fronts!



posted on Oct, 19 2009 @ 05:47 PM
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It seems to me that the majority of folks who are against the public option are the ones who still have health insurance. Every person I've talked to who doesn't have health insurance is in favor of a public option. It would help me because I've lost my job & insurance, so at least I would be able to provide my kids some sort of coverage as opposed to none...



posted on Oct, 19 2009 @ 05:48 PM
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There is that and a report released today that in 2010 more employers are going to make employees shoulder more of the burden.

As an employer myself, a month of family coverage is $1700 of which the employee pays $150

If the trend is for employers to start making employees shoulder more burden... then that makes the PO that much more likely... and in my opinion is simply going to cause the market to correct itself. Because if companies can no longer afford the majority of insurance the employees will drop coverage and then prices will have to come down for the insurance companies to control market share.



posted on Oct, 19 2009 @ 05:48 PM
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This is an attempt to apeace the population that now has seen through the deceptions, now the public understand what mandatory means and what it also means to be forced to buy private insurance, see they are starting to see what also means to pay for what they don't want.

But remember the public option will not go into the bill at all this just propaganda.

The bills already has been drawn, written and if the government was so much into helping the people why they are on close doors with private insurance while making the final bill?.

Deceptions.



posted on Oct, 19 2009 @ 05:50 PM
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I don't have health insurance and I don't support the public option. I don't see a good reason to turn the country even more socialistic just because I don't have health insurance. As JFK said "Ask not what your country can do for you, rather ask what you can do for your country."

I am not so selfish as to put my families needs above the good of the nation that I live in.



posted on Oct, 19 2009 @ 05:51 PM
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Originally posted by Iamonlyhuman
You have GOT to be kidding...

How many people did they poll? 10? And where were these people? Washington, DC? Who did the poll? ABC?????!!@!!!


Sorry, to answer your question - I've seriously not heard any change of heart around my area. Seriously and honestly, I swear.

Edit to add: You've given me something to research... how the poll was taken.

It is cited right at the end of the article you commented on, but clearly didn't take the time to read. . .

The poll was conducted by conventional and cellular telephone from Oct. 15-19 among a random sample of 1,004 adults. The margin of sampling error for the full poll is plus or minus three percentage points



posted on Oct, 19 2009 @ 05:56 PM
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This is just another "clear example" of the liberal media trying
to "teach people how to think" with bogus polling data.
Check Rasmussen 54% of Americans clearly do NOT want to
write a check for $750 to pay for the fine.



posted on Oct, 19 2009 @ 05:56 PM
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Don't worry, when the health care reform passes, you will be forced to buy private insurance or get to face penalties and fees along with more penalties for not buying private insurance in a timely manner.

If the private insurance get away with it, the fines could reach 3000 dollars.



It has never been about socialized health care my friend.



posted on Oct, 19 2009 @ 06:06 PM
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And if we don't pay the $3,000, we go to jail???
What are they smoking in Washington D.C.?



posted on Oct, 19 2009 @ 06:11 PM
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I don't give a # if every last American wants it or not. Congress does not have the power to take over the private sector.

The door is still open for anyone to point out any Government run program that isn't a complete failure..



posted on Oct, 19 2009 @ 06:12 PM
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Don't worry, when the health care reform passes, you will be forced to buy private insurance or get to face penalties and fees along with more penalties for not buying private insurance in a timely manner.


I'm a little slow out of the blocks sometimes. So are you saying that people who don't have health ins (like myself) would be forced to buy private ins under a PO Plan?



posted on Oct, 19 2009 @ 06:14 PM
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ABC also said there were only tens of thousands of protesters in D.C. on 9/12.

This thread is great as it proves they don't have anyone who can count.



posted on Oct, 19 2009 @ 06:18 PM
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My friend, the bill in congress right now the Baucus bill doesn't have public option, is only private insurance under penalties and fees if you do not purchase any

The socialized health care and free health care right now is nothing and has been nothing than a hoax.

Only those that do not have jobs and have no means of income will be pushed into falling under Medicare and Medicaid.

So so far is not public option on the bill and if ever congress allows a public option is only for the same group that now do not earn an income and live on government assistance.

Everybody else will fall under mandatory private health care.

Is nothing free or public about the bills in congress so far.



posted on Oct, 19 2009 @ 06:22 PM
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Originally posted by Eurisko2012
This is just another "clear example" of the liberal media trying
to "teach people how to think" with bogus polling data.
Check Rasmussen 54% of Americans clearly do NOT want to
write a check for $750 to pay for the fine.


Ah, but see, that's the part Hunka Hunka left out. He's only referring to the public option. Read down a bit, and you'll see that the same poll finds that only 45% support the current proposal in Congress, while 48% disapprove. Among independents, its 42-52.

Finally, the same poll also has Barack Obama with an approval rating of 57%, which is at the high end of the range of the various polling agencies, suggesting that there might even be a little polling bias in the data, intended or otherwise.



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