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GOP Health Fail

The GOP is campaigning to repeal Obama’s health care overhaul bill, calling it socialist and a job killer. To support this, they quote polls that show that Americans oppose the reform bill by numbers like 40% against to 30% in favor (with 30% neutral). So it sounds like Americans want the GOP to kill Obamacare. Right?

Wrong. The same poll that shows Americans against the bill also shows that by a huge two-to-one margin, Americans think the bill should have done more. So two-thirds of those people were against it because they wanted stronger health care reform, not less.

Other polls have shown that a more than three-quarters of Americans want a single-payer system (like Medicare), as least as a choice.



  1. patriotsgt wrote:

    This is my position on the matter. First, I think we need health care reform and to find a way to help those without insurance to obtain such. However, with the current bill as the working document I am worried. Currrent estimates put those without insurance at nearly 50 million (does that include 12 mill illegals?). That number is 1/6 of the population. Of those the best estimates say 20 mill will not be eligable for what reason I do not know, however 30 million will. Now of those 30 million haw many can pay for their insurance in part or whole. My guess is not many. Current annual costs for insurance are 8k per year and expected to rise to 13k per year by 2015. That is = to 390,000,000,000. If we add the other 20 mill and 12 mill illegals that doubles. In addition is the growth of the federal gov’t in nearly 120 new agencies with the addition of over 100,000 employess so far and far from finished. The IRS alone estimated it would need possibly 10k more employees.
    At 13 trill current debt levels we cannot tax our way out of this hole alone while adding more spending, we must also reduce our expenses.

    Can anyone tell me where the revenue to pay for the 390 billion is supposed to come from (don’t tell me the 500 bill cut to medicare, because that won’t happen).

    If the leadership can be forthright and clear on how the economics of the plan can/will work without all the smoke and mirrors perhaps they can gain some real support. I don’t pretend to represent anyone, but I’m sure my concerns are shared by some, I don’t trust our politicians or president to give me the whole real truth. That is where alot of this blind opposition comes from.

    Monday, September 27, 2010 at 6:47 am | Permalink
  2. Links to this GOP campaign? Or has it been on TV? (I don’t watch TV).

    Monday, September 27, 2010 at 9:02 am | Permalink
  3. Iron Knee wrote:

    Elvis, it is in their “Pledge to America”, plus has been a major campaign point. Here, I’ll Google it for you:

    Monday, September 27, 2010 at 10:21 am | Permalink
  4. What’s a Google?

    Monday, September 27, 2010 at 9:50 pm | Permalink
  5. Hold on, I’ll Wikipedia it.

    Monday, September 27, 2010 at 9:50 pm | Permalink