Skip to comments.Now they tell us: Majority against government health insurance guarantee
Posted on 11/28/2012 10:16:29 AM PST by SeekAndFind
The low information voter will be the death of America. New Gallup poll shows a majority of Americans now disagree with liberals that it is the government's responsibility to see that all Americans have health insurance:
For the first time in Gallup trends since 2000, a majority of Americans say it is not the federal government's responsibility to make sure all Americans have healthcare coverage. Prior to 2009, a majority always felt the government should ensure healthcare coverage for all, though Americans' views have become more divided in recent years.
The current results are based on Gallup's annual Health and Healthcare poll, conducted Nov. 15-18 this year. The shift away from the view that the government should ensure healthcare coverage for all began shortly after President Barack Obama's election and has continued the past several years during the discussions and ultimate passage of the Affordable Care Act in March 2010. Americans are divided on that legislation today -- 48% approve and 45% disapprove -- as they have been over the last several years.
Republicans, including Republican-leaning independents, are mostly responsible for the drop since 2007 in Americans' support for government ensuring universal health coverage. In 2007, 38% of Republicans thought the government should do so; now, 12% do. Among Democrats and Democratic leaners there has been a much smaller drop, from 81% saying the government should make sure all Americans are covered in 2007 to 71% now.
One thing that has not changed is that Americans still widely prefer a system based on private insurance to one run by the government. Currently, 57% prefer a private system and 36% a government-run system, essentially the same as in 2010 and 2011.
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I think I should just IGNORE what Gallup says they discover because they've been TOTALLY WRONG this election cycle.
If as Gallup says in their survey, Americans say they still widely prefer a system based on private insurance to one run by the government, WHY did they vote for Senators and a President who will IMPOSE a law that in effect, creates a system run by the government?
This makes NO SENSE ( or maybe most American voters just aren't sensible ). Or maybe Gallup is FUBAR.
The non-producers voted for pies and cookies taken from the pie-makers and cookie-makers.
Obama ran and won on this simple redistributionist concept, it really is that simple.
Wow, maybe we should have run a candidate who believes the same thing as these folks.
Ask them about pre-existing conditions and mandated free birth control and I bet they will contradict their replies on this one above.
Besides, O just had to get out the Dem vote in the swing states, and he did.
” Obama ran and won on this simple redistributionist concept, it really is that simple.”
No not that simple. Obama ran against a liberal republican who insulted his base relentlessly.
Obamanation Communism File.
And 0bama voters need to have this shoved in their faces.
“You voted to steal from your fellow Americans because you’re too lazy or cowardly to steal it yourself.”