56% of Americans favor healthcare reform this year

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    A new USA Today/Gallup poll just out of the field has some interesting data about Americans' opinions on health care reform, as the Congressional debate continues:

    The poll of 3,026 adults, surveyed Friday through Sunday, has a margin of error of +/—2 percentage points. Some questions, asked of half the sample, have an error margin of +/—3 points.

    By 56%-33%, those surveyed endorse the idea of enacting major health care changes this year. Just one in four say it's not important to them.

    USA Today/Gallup Poll: Americans want health care reform | Fired Up! Missouri
     
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    Looks like the ones doing all the screaming are just the "useful idiots."
     
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    Were they told that Obama wants to be their Health Care Proxy?
     
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    Indeed, totally ignorant of what reform is all about, and kept that way by their representatives in Congress who reap big bucks from the health industry.
     
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    Very few people understand the true cost of healthcare because very few people pay that much for their own, either because they are healthy currently and don't need it, or because their employer pays the bulk of their insurance. Only when they lose their job and insurance and/or become ill do they realize the implications of how bad our current system is.
     
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    99% of Americans want REFORM. But 99% do not want a NATIONAL TAKEOVER OF OUR HEALTH CARE SYSTEM.

    None of us are in love with private health insurance providers, we think they are ruthless, however, the government is even more ruthless than they are. It is a choice between two evils.

    The health care system can be reformed, with cost control measures such as tort reform, opening up states to out of state competition, health insurance savings plans, quality of care not quantity, electronic records, etc. This can all be done with limited government involvement, just get rid of some old legislation and pass some new ones. Health care fixed 101.
     
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    Everyone likes government healthcare when they turn 65.

    :)
     
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    But even Medicare requires different supplemental plans, and seniors do pay for it. My parents are 72 and 78, and they pay around $500 per month, so it's still not 100% free, which it shouldn't be, at least to those who can afford to pay something.
     
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    No one is advocating "free healthcare." Every system has some sort of co-pay.

    Every other industrialized country in the world has a national healthcare system except the United States. Why? Because taking care of the sick is the right thing to do.
     
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    And people from every other industrialized country in the world with government health care come to the United states for care.

    why?
     

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