For 39%, Government Option Support Depends On Details

I guess they will not support it, since there really are no details

While the majority of Americans appear to have made up their minds on healthcare reform, 39% say their support for a final healthcare bill will depend on how the details still being worked out in Congress are resolved.

The finding comes from a USA Today/Gallup poll conducted Oct. 16-19. In addition to the 39% of Americans still on the fence, 25% say they have already decided to support the final bill while a slightly larger number, 33%, say they will oppose it.

The percentage of Republicans saying they will oppose the final healthcare bill is higher than the percentage of Democrats who will support it, 62% vs. 47%, largely because more Democrats than Republicans are reserving their final judgment until the details of the legislation are worked out. Independents say they will oppose it by about 2 to 1, 36% vs. 19%, while the largest segment of this politically unanchored group (42%) says it depends.

Interestingly, 42% of Independents and 41% of Democrats would like to know the details before they say yea or nay. As I wrote on October 8th

We have no idea what the costs actually are. Who is covered? What are the co-pays? What are the reimbursements? What are the deductibles? What are the premiums? In-network/out-of-network? Generic vs. name brand? Limitations? Out-of-pocket maximums? If the government denies your claim, who do you complain to and sue? When your company finds that it is cheaper to pay the fine rather than pay for your health insurance and drops their offering, you might be asking those same questions.

Hey, if I knew the actual details, I might support it, if it was a very limited and targeted public option designed for a very limited group of people. But, we will never know, because the idea of a public option will be stuck in the legislation with the same same language one might tell one’s third grade teacher what one’s paper will be about. “What is your paper going to be about, Barry?” “Socialism’s effect on lifestyle.”

“By 58% to 38%, Americans would generally prefer to see Congress deal with healthcare reform ‘on a gradual basis over several years’ rather than ‘try to pass a comprehensive reform plan this year.'”

Democrats do not care. The whole purpose of 1,500 page Senate and 1,200 page House bills is to put Big Government in charge of your life.

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2 Responses to “For 39%, Government Option Support Depends On Details”

  1. John Ryan says:

    The Republicans are against a bill that has yet to be written? Well that is about par for their course. Consistently polls show that a majority of Americans favor having a public option. I think that is something that should be mentioned .
    American seniors LOVE Medicare even though the radical right wants to end “socialized” medicine

  2. Mike says:

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    Also whoever wrote this forgot Amtrak and a few more.General Motors and Chrysler.

    Hard to find any fault in any of these statements!!! Now all we need to do is remember this come election day.

    This should be read and understood by all Americans Democrats, Republicans, EVERYONE!!

    To President Obama and all 535 voting members of the Legislature,

    It is now official you are ALL corrupt morons:

    The U.S. Post Service was established in 1775 You have had 234 years to get it right and it is broke.
    Social Security was established in 1935. You have had 74 years to get it right and it is broke.
    Fannie Mae was established in 1938. You have had 71 years to get it right and it is broke.
    War on Poverty started in 1964. You have had 45 years to get it right; $1 trillion of our money is confiscated each year and transferred to “the poor” and they only want more.
    Medicare and Medicaid were established in 1965. You have had 44 years to get it right and they are broke.
    Freddie Mac was established in 1970. You have had 39 years to get it right and it is broke.
    The Department of Energy was created in 1977 to lessen our dependence on foreign oil. It has ballooned to 16,000 employees with a budget of $24 billion a year and we import more oil than ever before. You had 32 years to get it right and it is an abysmal failure.
    You have FAILED in every “government service” you have shoved down our throats while overspending our tax dollars AND YOU WANT AMERICANS TO BELIEVE YOU CAN BE TRUSTED WITH A GOVERNMENT-RUN HEALTH CARE SYSTEM??

    Folks, keep this circulating. It is very well stated. Maybe it will end up in the e-mails of some of our “duly elected officials” in Washington!!

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