In a poll conducted on March 22, one day after passage of the health care bill, 49% of those polled said it was a “good thing.” 40% said it was bad. Polling data
What’s the deal with Gallop running on a Windows server? Notice the ASPX extension? So that link I posted may not be reliable.
But back to the data… Nearly half, or it could actually be more than half given the margin of error, approve of the bill, and the fixes haven’t even been voted on yet. Enough real information must have gotten out to the public for them to see the reform as something that was urgently needed. Most of us are tired of paying through the roof so insurance companies can reap record profits and pay their CEOs millions of dollars a year.
We don’t mind our payments going to the health care providers, but the middle man shouldn’t be skimming as much as 20% off the top. With the new changes, insurance providers will be required to post how much of your premiums are going towards administration. Republicans will probably try to repeal that law. After all, they’re looking out for the interests of the wealthy — not the interests of the middle class.
The emotional reaction to the bill may be some indication as to what will happen this fall. 50% said they were either pleased or enthusiastic while 42% said they were disappointed or angry. Some of those who were disappointed are those who believe the bill didn’t go far enough.
The Democrats won on this and America loves a winner. That has been a big problem with the Democrats. They are perceived as being wimps. Could it be they’re finally developing a backbone? We’ll have to wait and see.