Americans increasingly prefer Democrats on healthcare: Reuters/Ipsos poll

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TheNewWorld wrote:

33 Democrats
18 Republicans
51

49% prefers neither parties solution, and wants the government to stop making decisions for us. They just don’t get it…

Apr 15, 2014 6:13pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
AlkalineState wrote:

Republican healthcare plan = cry about obamacare forever. Then when the sky does not fall….. talk about Benghazi on foxnews again.

Apr 15, 2014 6:14pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Bernie777 wrote:

Do you Republicans see your major election theme starting to decay? By November Obamacare will have 70% approval.

Apr 15, 2014 6:31pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
UltraDave wrote:

TheNewWorld,

You missed a few other stats:
– 33% favor Obamacare
– 20% were ambivilant

– 18% were against Obamacare and in favor of Republican plans to repeal
– 20% were against both approaches

There’s a lot of time before the mid-terms. That 33% looks likely to grow. The trick is not to grow to 50%+. The trick is to have a majority in favor in the handful of purple states that are up for grab in the Senate races.

Apr 15, 2014 6:57pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
SunnyDaySam wrote:

So, what IS the Republican ‘plan’???
*crickets*

the Party of Nothing has NOTHING! Vote anti-R!

Apr 15, 2014 7:04pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
SunnyDaySam wrote:

“That’s because people don’t view the Republican Party as standing for any particular healthcare system.”

I have NEWS! Republican’ts don’t stand for ANYTHING except the 1% and Big Corporations. If you disagree, tell me ONE thing they’ve done for the Average Working American in the last 20 years (and I’m being kind limiting it like that)

Apr 15, 2014 7:07pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
SunnyDaySam wrote:

Hey, Bernie777 – I can’t wait for the elections when the Republican’ts have to defend their opposition to the ACA. I’m a good salesman but I don’t know how I’d have to tell people (lots of R’s) why their kids in college can’t be on their medical insurance anymore. Just to name one. That will be FUN!

Apr 15, 2014 7:15pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
mulwillie wrote:

For 4 years the Republicans have been throwing stones like death panels at the A.C.A. It was an easy target because it was not yet fully implemented so it could not speak fully for itself. The parts that were put into effect were popular no refusing people with preexisting conditions, kids stay on parents policies until 26, no lifetime limits on coverage..

Now the rest of the law will face the true test – the American people who don’t have or can’t afford insurance will begin using it.

All the death panel claims by the Republicans like Chuck Grassley and Sarah Palin will either be proved out or not. Palin and Grassley should not only appologize but step down from public life when proven wrong. And when the A.C.A doesn’t bring about the end of our health care system in this country. The rest of the Republicans should stand and apologize to all the poor people who are not get health care yet in this Christian Nation becvause of their refusal to expand Medicaid

Apr 15, 2014 7:22pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
mulwillie wrote:

For 4 years the Republicans have been throwing stones like death panels at the A.C.A. It was an easy target because it was not yet fully implemented so it could not speak fully for itself. The parts that were put into effect were popular, no refusing people with preexisting conditions, kids stay on parents policies until 26, no lifetime limits on coverage..

Now the rest of the law will face the true test – the American people who don’t have or can’t afford insurance will begin using it.

All the death panel claims by the Republicans like Chuck Grassley and Sarah Palin will either be proved out or not. If not Palin and Grassley should not only appologize but step down from public life when proven wrong. And when the A.C.A doesn’t bring about the end of our health care system in this country. The rest of the Republicans should stand and apologize to all the poor people who are not get health care yet in this Christian Nation because of their refusal to expand Medicaid.

Apr 15, 2014 7:27pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
BlueInBama wrote:

gcf1965 where are you? We need a good shill for the Republicans. I’ll quote you from an earlier post: “You have bought the hype and talking points that are simply not the true picture of what conservatives advocate for.” Care to elaborate on that statement in light of the article above?

Apr 15, 2014 7:34pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
SR37212 wrote:

What is funny is anyone thinking there is a difference between Republicans and Democrats in DC. They are both in bed with big business.

People talk about the Republican Congress doing nothing yet Reid has held up most of the bills passed by Congress, not even allowing them on the floor. Doesn’t that make Do Nothing Democrats just as accurate?

The worst that can be said about the Republicans is at least they are honest about working for big business. Every time Democrats support something for the ‘little guy’ it always seems to benefit big business far more than any benefit for the little guy. Anyone that thinks Comcast (Democrat supporter) is for the little man obviously isn’t one of their customers.

It really doesn’t matter who is in charge, big business controls their actions.

Apr 15, 2014 7:35pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
SunnyDaySam wrote:

mulwillie wrote: ‘The rest of the Republicans should stand and apologize to all the poor people who are not get health care yet in this Christian Nation because of their refusal to expand Medicaid.’

Apologize?? when is the last time you ever saw a Republican take responsibility for anything?? They don’t! btw; just once, I’d like to see it too!

Apr 15, 2014 7:37pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
4825 wrote:

So what is the Democrat plan? You hear that gushing sound? That is sound of your tax dollars being sucked out of the treasury going to the insurance industry, to the website builders, to the IRS to manage the ACA. It is also money rushing out of your pocket to pay for penalties, to pay for higher premium costs, to pay for coverage of people that can’t or don’t work for whatever reason. Yes, the sound of crickets would be so much better than the government overreach of the liberal democrats into your life.

Apr 15, 2014 7:48pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Speakerbliss wrote:

@ThenewWorld, The ACA while not perfect is working. People before who could not get insurance are getting it. The Republican solution, let them go to the emergency room. Most industrial countries, except the US have a national healthcare program and guess what have better health care than what the average American gets.

Apr 15, 2014 7:51pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

I think this is just another stilted poll (read as: lie) to try and keep desperate Democrats in office.

Apr 15, 2014 7:51pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
carnivalchaos wrote:

Of course the American people prefer the Democrats’ approach to healthcare over Republicans. At least Democrats HAVE a a plan. The Republicans have no plan. Frankly, I don’t see the American people preferring Republican policies for anything, unless you’re worth a half a billion dollars. Republicans just want to stop our government from doing anything except to serve the very wealthy.

TheNewWorld: “49% prefers neither parties solution, and wants the government to stop making decisions for us. They just don’t get it…”

YOU don’t get it. Not only is that incorrect, but it doesn’t make sense. What decisions are they making for us?

The idea that government serves no purpose in 2014 is just stupid. There ARE things government can do and should be doing. That’s why people have governments. On far too many issues, when government gets out of the way, big business moves in and controls the issue, with the goal of maximizing profits for themselves. This is oftentimes not in the American people’s best interests.

The problem with our government isn’t that they do things for this country. It’s that they are controlled too much by special interest money. Special interest money is what propels the Republicans to oppose Obamacare or any other attempt to reform our healthcare system. Special interests are about making themselves money and they are using their vast amounts of wealth to control our government to get the legislation they want. The reason the America people like Obamacare is because it marks a rare occurrence when government is doing something for the people instead of just strictly for special interests. That’s not to say special interests didn’t influence the ACA. They influence everything. The difference is that it’s not something THEY crafted. It’s not something THEY wanted. They liked our healthcare system just the way it was because it maximized their profits.

Apr 15, 2014 8:11pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
carnivalchaos wrote:

4825: Whine, whine, whine. No one’s listening to your worn out complaints anymore. A majority disagree with you AGAIN. We needed healthcare reform and Obama stepped up to the plate and got the job done despite the Republicans’ best attempts to thwart Obama and the Democrats’ efforts to do something for the American people. We win, you lose.

Apr 15, 2014 8:17pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Whatsgoingon wrote:

The result is logical. I am not even aware that GOP had a plan. Dems should win by making the effort.

However ACA is an unfunded promise. Once people experience the service and see the bill their opinion may change.

I stand by my prediction. ACA will flop like its cousin subprime when the honeymoon is over. Yes I am willing to pay for less fortunate people when I am healthy. But a law forcing everyone to buy the same crap generates too much room for corruption and mismanagement. It’ll amplify the cost issue and push premiums up faster.

Hard to imagine why so many fall for another “American dream” scam. It’s tough losing house and getting credit score trashed, but that’s nothing compared to losing body parts. Understand why creators of ACA are exempt from it?

We should address high cost first by bringing more supplies, creating service packages with lowered malpractice liability and end of live coverage. We are not rich enough dishing out Cadillac for everyone, why don’t we allow people to drive cheaper cars?

Apr 15, 2014 8:20pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

That popping you hear in the distance is the GOP’s strategists heads exploding as they realize their main talking point for November is going to backfire on them. I started saying this 2-4 weeks ago before anybody else.

Apr 15, 2014 8:27pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Whatsgoingon wrote:

Bernie777 “Do you Republicans see your major election theme starting to decay? By November Obamacare will have 70% approval.”

How about 89%? That’s the number GWB enjoyed in 2001 when he started the “war on terror.”

Apr 15, 2014 8:32pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Sensibility wrote:

33 percent favor the Democrats’ plan, i.e. Obamacare.

That means 67 percent don’t favor the Democrats’ plan. Which is the same as it’s been for a few months now (and higher than ever).

Apr 15, 2014 8:48pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
BPW7 wrote:

Bernie777 wrote: “Do you Republicans see your major election theme starting to decay? By November Obamacare will have 70% approval.”

You’re right! Thanks to Obamacare, I am personally paying for TWO who vote Democratic!

Apr 15, 2014 8:51pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
McBob08 wrote:

Obamacare is going to win the election for the Democrats; just you see!

Apr 15, 2014 9:11pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
grasspress wrote:

gee, who would have thought that americans would prefer health care insurance policies for themselves and their families instead of taking their chances with the emergency room services. who would have thought americans really wanted to be healthy after all the complaining and griping from republicans. it’s just down right amazing.

Apr 15, 2014 9:14pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
grasspress wrote:

gee, who would have thought that americans would prefer health care insurance policies for themselves and their families instead of taking their chances with the emergency room services. who would have thought americans really wanted to be healthy after all the complaining and griping from republicans. it’s just down right amazing.

Apr 15, 2014 9:14pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
kiwibird wrote:

Most developed countries have free hospital care, the U.S. system is a mess but at least you have had one president that genuinely cares enough to fight for the poor. Good on you mate…

Apr 15, 2014 9:15pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
nickir wrote:

And the States who have been denied Federal support for their healthcare by idiot state governments will rebel.

Apr 15, 2014 9:17pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
kevin2ia wrote:

7 Million – one of the endless stream of lies being vomited out by the BO administration. Once the real bills start showing up there will be much wailing and gnashing of teeth – most prominently and vocally from the liberal psychophants.

Apr 15, 2014 9:28pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
carnivalchaos wrote:

Sensibility: “That means 67 percent don’t favor the Democrats’ plan. Which is the same as it’s been for a few months now (and higher than ever).”

You people are desperate in your zeal to hate and criticize Obama. You’ll find any way to spin information in an attempt to make Obama look bad. Sometimes, like in this case, it just makes you look ridiculous. This was taken from the article:

“In a February poll, just around one-quarter of respondents said Democrats had a better plan. That number increased to 31 percent in March and 32 percent in April.

Republicans’ healthcare plans had the backing of 24 percent of respondents in the March survey, 6 percentage points higher than their April support.”

It means that in just 1-2 months support for the Democrats on the issue of healthcare has increased 7 percentage points and Republicans lost 6 percentage points. Only 18% like the Republican approach to healthcare. That’s a big deal, especially with an election coming up. The Republicans threw everything they had at Obamacare and it survived. Now Americans are learning that the Republicans have been lying and that Obamacare is actually pretty good.

Not only are you failing to look at the information accurately, but you’re also failing to consider that Americans know that our healthcare system will either be shaped by the Democrats or the Republicans. Naturally a lot of people have reservations about Obamacare–I do–but they prefer it to the non-existent plan of the Republicans. That’s significant. People are losing faith in the Republican Party because they stand for nothing, except assisting the rich in their money garnering.

Apr 15, 2014 9:35pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
lysergic wrote:

4825 remember when you said Romney would win, how about when you said Obamacare would never get 7 million enrolled? WE REMEMBER, YOU LIAR, WE REMEMBER

Apr 15, 2014 9:42pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
harry7738 wrote:

How could any responder favor a GOP health care plan?? Other than cutting Medicaid and making a voucher program out of Medicare they don’t have a health plan. None. like in Nada, Zero. Want to know where the GOP is taking this country? Read Paul Ryan’s budget. Want to know more? With some 460 billionaires fighting to buy our elections one better learn how to spell “oligarchy”

Apr 15, 2014 9:48pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
harry7738 wrote:

How could any responder favor a GOP health care plan?? Other than cutting Medicaid and making a voucher program out of Medicare they don’t have a health plan. None. like in Nada, Zero. Want to know where the GOP is taking this country? Read Paul Ryan’s budget. Want to know more? With some 460 billionaires fighting to buy our elections one better learn how to spell “oligarchy”

Apr 15, 2014 9:48pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
harry7738 wrote:

How could any responder favor a GOP health care plan?? Other than cutting Medicaid and making a voucher program out of Medicare they don’t have a health plan. None. like in Nada, Zero. Want to know where the GOP is taking this country? Read Paul Ryan’s budget. Want to know more? With some 460 billionaires fighting to buy our elections one better learn how to spell “oligarchy”

Apr 15, 2014 9:48pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
4825 wrote:

@Carnivalchaos wrote: ” We needed healthcare reform and Obama stepped up to the plate and got the job done despite the Republicans’ best attempts to thwart Obama and the Democrats’ efforts to do something for the American people. We win, you lose.”

Carnival, Oh how I wish you were right but the fact of the matter is that we all lose.

Apr 15, 2014 9:50pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

what are the details of the republican alternative healthcare proposal?

Apr 15, 2014 9:56pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

what are the details of the republican alternative healthcare proposal?

Apr 15, 2014 9:56pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

what are the details of the republican alternative healthcare proposal?

Apr 15, 2014 9:56pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

what are the details of the republican alternative healthcare proposal?

Apr 15, 2014 9:56pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

what are the details of the republican alternative healthcare proposal?

Apr 15, 2014 9:56pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

what are the details of the republican alternative healthcare proposal?

Apr 15, 2014 9:56pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

what are the details of the republican alternative healthcare proposal?

Apr 15, 2014 9:57pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
4825 wrote:

@lysergic- Are you a child or just a troll? Just curious because every post you have directed at me could fit into either one of these categories?

Apr 15, 2014 9:59pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Whipsplash wrote:

More good news for Obama = more whining from repulsivecons.

Apr 15, 2014 10:05pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
carnivalchaos wrote:

4825: The reason you are unable to grasp reality on this issue is because you have that inexplicable rightwing mindset that thinks Americans don’t care if they have healthcare coverage or not. There’s nothing I can write to get you around this defective thinking, but all humans need access to healthcare. Duh! You are on the wrong side of history. Americans are beginning to look past the lies told by the Republicans about Obamacare and are waking up to the truth. But you are free to continue with your irrational hate. Hate on, brother. Hate on.

Apr 15, 2014 10:09pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

“If you like you plan, you can keep your plan. Period. If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. Period.”

Obama told that repeatedly over and over and over again and it was an outright lie. Others like Jeanne Shaheen and Mary Landrieu parroted it back and now they are in trouble.

Over five million people, who had health insurance plans that suited their needs and budgets were taken from them because government knows best. Period.

The ACA (aka ObamaCare) was intended to help those who lack insurance and wanted it, obtain it at a reasonable cost. Very few people have benefited.

The generic 7 million figure of signups is not telling:

- Out of those 7 million, how many are them are of the 5 million that lost the coverage they had and liked only to be forced to sign up for ACA at a higher cost? Can’t really count those people in the tally as they had insurance.

- Out of those 7 million, how many of them are the target audience of those lacking coverage and wanted it?

- Out of those 7 million, how many are young and healthy people many of whom that are needed to help subsidize the “cheaper” costs for poorer/sick people?

- Out of those 7 million, how many of the signups actually paid for their coverage?

Those specific numbers are constantly being told as “unavailable”, “don’t know” or at best, a vague estimate by the most transparent and open administration ever. Yet, when the numbers seemingly favor them, the figures are pushed out there and herald as the best thing since the discovery of fire.

The “if you like your plan/doctor, you can keep it. Period.” lie is a huge problem which now makes any figures released questionable until they truly break down the numbers.

As for the other side, all you hear is the manic ranting and raving about the ACA. Here’s a quaint idea: Take the best parts of ACA, cut the faulty parts and come up with a plan that can truly cut costs, can be affordable long-term for consumers, doctors, insurers, and states. Then PITCH that plan to the American people. Make a case. Run on a platform other than whining and crying.

Neither side is doing much for this country other than destroying it by tearing the country in two while catering to certain sects of the populace.

Apr 15, 2014 10:51pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

“If you like you plan, you can keep your plan. Period. If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. Period.”

Obama told that repeatedly over and over and over again and it was an outright lie. Others like Jeanne Shaheen and Mary Landrieu parroted it back and now they are in trouble.

Over five million people, who had health insurance plans that suited their needs and budgets were taken from them because government knows best. Period.

The ACA (aka ObamaCare) was intended to help those who lack insurance and wanted it, obtain it at a reasonable cost. Very few people have benefited.

The generic 7 million figure of signups is not telling:

- Out of those 7 million, how many are them are of the 5 million that lost the coverage they had and liked only to be forced to sign up for ACA at a higher cost? Can’t really count those people in the tally as they had insurance.

- Out of those 7 million, how many of them are the target audience of those lacking coverage and wanted it?

- Out of those 7 million, how many are young and healthy people many of whom that are needed to help subsidize the “cheaper” costs for poorer/sick people?

- Out of those 7 million, how many of the signups actually paid for their coverage?

Those specific numbers are constantly being told as “unavailable”, “don’t know” or at best, a vague estimate by the most transparent and open administration ever. Yet, when the numbers seemingly favor them, the figures are pushed out there and herald as the best thing since the discovery of fire.

The “if you like your plan/doctor, you can keep it. Period.” lie is a huge problem which now makes any figures released questionable until they truly break down the numbers.

As for the other side, all you hear is the manic ranting and raving about the ACA. Here’s a quaint idea: Take the best parts of ACA, cut the faulty parts and come up with a plan that can truly cut costs, can be affordable long-term for consumers, doctors, insurers, and states. Then PITCH that plan to the American people. Make a case. Run on a platform other than whining and crying.

Neither side is doing much for this country other than destroying it by tearing the country in two while catering to certain sects of the populace.

Apr 15, 2014 10:51pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Trichiurus wrote:

Wait till many of them get the bill and eventually all of us will. Already suffering because of ObamaCare:
Decreasing national security; fading space program that benefited medicine, business, and national security; selective and questionable PC research still funded; increased environmental regulations based on no or bad science driving up the cost of doing business and insidiously controlling more of the population’s behaviour; increased government and government incursions into individual lives. All so that many more can have the illusion of prosperity and so politicians get reelected—while a nation hemorrhages.
Knock the Republicans all you want. Socialism is not the answer; look at the UK. Putin would be proud of many of you because this program and the cult of entitlement are weakening this nation daily. Be of good cheer; the media endorses or at least will not challenge Obama.

Apr 15, 2014 11:00pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
AlkalineState wrote:

“This Obamacare is a job killer. I lost my job last month when I got so mad about Obamacare, I stabbed a customer with a fork.” -SNL

Apr 15, 2014 11:57pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

Just wait until some of this new sign ups are asked to actually pay for that insurance. Oh, did LibNews forget to mention that bit? It’s true. Obama is counting sign-ups, not actual paid participants.

Apr 15, 2014 12:11am EDT  --  Report as abuse
carnivalchaos wrote:

Adam: This isn’t some big liberal conspiracy to get free stuff. This is simply about Americans wanting affordable healthcare. Sorry that’s so hard for folks like you to understand.

Apr 15, 2014 12:33am EDT  --  Report as abuse
CountryPride wrote:

OWEbama takes office 2009 national debt $10.6 Trillion
OWEbama currently in office national debt $17.5
2010 census 308 million Americans
That debt added equals about $57 thousand a person.
With that debt OWEbama could have stroked a check to every American citizen for $14 thousand a year for 4 years.
What did we get? The shaft from the criminals in Washington. But let’s all join the OWEbama truth team here on Reuters and cheer about the miracle oil of Obamacare.

Apr 16, 2014 1:48am EDT  --  Report as abuse
JGaltman wrote:

I prefer Democrats on Obamacare, everyone else on good healthcare.

Apr 16, 2014 3:16am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Bakhtin wrote:

@FlamingLiberal

Your inability or unwillingness to find information does not mean there is a cover-up. It just means you choose not to know.

For those of us who can find information: about 30% were previously uninsured (RAND: McKinsey); about 85% have paid ( Covered California); about 25% are ‘young’ (Kaiser Family Foundation).

More numbers: including all methods to enrol, sign-ups is in excess of 15m, and 9..3 million previously uninsured are now insured.

Apr 16, 2014 5:11am EDT  --  Report as abuse
TheNewWorld wrote:

@Speakerbliss

The ACA is not a national healthcare system, it is a mandate that everyone has to be a customer of health insurance companies… I am for a public option, the ACA is not a public option and is not a good system. And there is no way 70% are going to support it ever. It is going to fail on the basic premise that those who are now covered raise the costs of everyone and most people could barely afford their health insurance as it was. It benefits the 15% at the cost of the 85%.

Apr 16, 2014 7:39am EDT  --  Report as abuse
TheNewWorld wrote:

@Bakhtin

How about you provide verifiable resources for those numbers. I will grab some popcorn and watch because Obama can’t even come up with that.

Apr 16, 2014 7:41am EDT  --  Report as abuse
GeorgeBMac wrote:

Obamacare IS succeeding. But it still faces a huge hurdle:

People forget! They will forget!

They will forget that in 2008:

You could not get coverage if you had even a minor pre-existing condition.

Or, if you did, the insurance company was likely to drop you if you got sick.

Or, if they didn’t drop you, you found out that the insurance had limits that forced you into bankruptcy to pay for the health care you thought your insurance would cover…

The Republican were successful in white washing the faults of the very broken system we were living under… So, the propblems that the ACA has fixed will be forgotten memories that many believe were a myth.

Democrats need to stress NOW the things that the ACA has fixed — before it is too late.

Apr 16, 2014 8:15am EDT  --  Report as abuse
unionwv wrote:

Push poll asking off-the-point question merely exposes Reuters political bias.

The point: OBAMACARE, not Dems. vs. Republicans.

To the point:
http://www.healthcaredive.com/news/poll-most-americans-negative-on-aca/251041/

Apr 16, 2014 8:46am EDT  --  Report as abuse
mitchellvii wrote:

Lol, could this headline be MORE DECEPTIVE?

How about this instead:

%67 OF AMERICANS DON’T TRUST DEMOCRATS ON HEALTHCARE!

Figures lie and liars figure…

Apr 16, 2014 8:49am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Overcast451 wrote:

*This marks both an uptick in support for Democrats and a slide for Republicans since a similar poll in February.*

But still – in the end – the majority dislike both plans.

And people will continue to hate these plans until they:

1. Apply to EVERYONE – *including big unions, corporations and politicians*
2. Do not give windfall profits to the insurance companies.
3. And mostly – GET COSTS UNDER CONTROL – since that is the ***REAL problem***.

Apr 16, 2014 8:53am EDT  --  Report as abuse
njglea wrote:

As more people understand that insurance companies can no longer turn one down because of pre-existing conditions they will applaud and appreciate President Obama and democrats for making the Affordable Health Care Act their first order of business when the President was elected. Thanks to all lawmakers who stepped up and did the right thing for average Americans. Now, on to Universal Health Care for all, run by the government – not contractors – with serious cost controls. It’s time to take Wall Street’s exorbitant profits out of people’s health and well being.

Apr 16, 2014 8:55am EDT  --  Report as abuse
mitchellvii wrote:

Wow, those of you on the Left really have no idea do you?

7.1 million “signed up”? Really? How do you know? Because the guy who has lied to you about ACA from fay one told you so? And what is the demographic makeup of that 7.1 million? No idea? That’s because Obama won’t tell you. If the news was good don’t you think Obama and his sycophants in the media would be shouting it from the rooftops?

You may have read that the CBO has said Obamacare will cost less that previously estimated. But do you know WHY it will cost less? Because the Obamacare plans will offer WORSE coverage than the CBO originally thought! And this is a good thing?

The thing that really makes me laugh is when Democrats say, “Well, at least we HAVE a plan!”, as if any plan at all is somehow better than no plan. Well, I have a plan to hit my thumb with this hammer. Does that mean I am better off than doing nothing?

Of the 7.1 million “sign-ups” only a small fraction was actually uninsured before. All ACA has done is to drive up the insurance costs for the middle class while plunking a giant government bureaucracy down in the middle of the whole thing.

As this poll shows, 67% OPPOSE Obamacare.

Apr 16, 2014 8:58am EDT  --  Report as abuse
njglea wrote:

Insurance rates went up for some people because insurance companies may no longer insure just the healthy and drop someone when they have reached the “dollar limits” of coverage. They have to actually help sick people instead of making investors wealthy. Imagine that.

Apr 16, 2014 9:01am EDT  --  Report as abuse
johnschlutz wrote:

WOW…SHOCKING..ASKING REUTERS A QUESTION ABOUT OBAMACARE IS LIKE ASKING PUTIN IF HE WANTS TO INVADE UKRAINE..Communist Pravda reuters is the press wing of the white ouse just like AP CNN CBS MSNBC NBC
HUFF POST

Apr 16, 2014 9:12am EDT  --  Report as abuse
gcf1965 wrote:

The silliness of libs and democrats is seen in that they want to think this is about “affordable” healthcare. Newflash, the cost of healthcare hasn’t changed! What has changed is that now, those of us who are successful in life through hardwork, good choices, and personal responsibility are less able to provide for our families because now the government has decided that to be fair (like democrats have any idea what the definition of that word is) I need to pay for those who can not, and more commonly, will not work. This has never been about healtcare for either RNC or DNC, for DNC it is about power and control and winning votes to do so. For RNC, opposition is based on the fact that the problem is not fixed, the government is now taking control of a major aspect of private life (look at government programs history…scary) and there is nothing fair about me paying for someone else who is far too often able to pay their own way, but knows if they dont teh government will make me do it, against my will.

Apr 16, 2014 9:14am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Bakhtin wrote:

TheNewWorld wrote:
“@Bakhtin

How about you provide verifiable resources for those numbers. I will grab some popcorn and watch because Obama can’t even come up with that.”

The sources are in the brackets that follow the number.

No, I am not going to post the links for you because I am fed up of right-wingers like you being too idle to do a few minutes of research, and then saying “Hah! I don’t know it so it isn’t true!”. If you want the original source, I have given you a lead but damned if I am going to be your researcher.

Learn to use google.

Apr 16, 2014 9:42am EDT  --  Report as abuse
JohnStarkMD wrote:

Americans occupy the Political Center. They need all of the extremists of both parties to either come back closer to center or just “Go Away!”

The small percentage of voters who are far right or far left is insignificant.

WE rule. It is time to pick up the pen and start ruling again.

Apr 16, 2014 9:54am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Bakhtin wrote:

mitchellvii wrote:
“Lol, could this headline be MORE DECEPTIVE?

How about this instead:

%67 OF AMERICANS DON’T TRUST DEMOCRATS ON HEALTHCARE!”

How about being balanced?

“%67[sic] OF AMERICANS DON’T TRUST DEMOCRATS ON HEALTHCARE! And 82% of Americans don’t trust Republicans!”

See… you Republicans still lose.

Of course, in the real world you premise is wrong. You are seeing polarity where is doesn’t exist, probably because that is how Republicans see everything. It is either black or white.

Apr 16, 2014 9:57am EDT  --  Report as abuse

The GOP would be lucky if it was JUST healthcare that Americans preferred democrats on.

Is the Republican Party in touch or out of touch: 28%/68%

Is the Democratic Party in touch or out of touch: 48%/48%

Which party (D/R) will handle the economy better: 41%/41%

Which party (D/R) will handle healthcare better: 44%/36%

Which party (D/R) will handle immigration better: 44%/36%

Which party (D/R) will handle federal budget deficit better: 37%/39%

Which party (D/R) will help the middle class more: 47%/34%

Which party (D/R) will handle energy policy better: 43%/35%

Which party (D/R) will handle taxes better: 42%/41%

Apr 16, 2014 10:15am EDT  --  Report as abuse
SunnyDaySam wrote:

uh oh, the GOP has staked their whole campaign for 2014 against the ACA. That’s because they have NOTHING constructive to run on.

Apr 16, 2014 11:04am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Gomo wrote:

Non-sense.

Apr 16, 2014 11:42am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Gomo wrote:

Sorry but not even the Democrats in the magority like Obamacare or any kind of universal care.

It’s a fact , Americans don’t think nor want the US Government in their healthcare and now 63 percent of Americans disapprove of Obama

Apr 16, 2014 11:44am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Gomo wrote:

Sorry but not even the Democrats in the magority like Obamacare or any kind of universal care.

It’s a fact , Americans don’t think nor want the US Government in their healthcare and now 63 percent of Americans disapprove of Obama

Apr 16, 2014 11:44am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Gomo wrote:

Oh and, Reuter is a foreign news agency . why are they doing polling of US domestic policy issues?

Apr 16, 2014 11:45am EDT  --  Report as abuse
EnzyteBob wrote:

Bogus unemployment rate, bogus inflation rate, bogus deportation rate ….. and now this. You leftists are pathetic.

Apr 16, 2014 12:16pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
SunnyDaySam wrote:

Gomo wrote: ‘Oh and, Reuter is a foreign news agency’

typical con ‘argument’ – blame the messenger. That and deflection.

Apr 16, 2014 12:26pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
SunnyDaySam wrote:

OK, let’s say we drop the ACA and go with the Republican’s health plan… wait, what?? nevermind, there isn’t one. The Party of Nothing has Nothing. again.

Apr 16, 2014 12:28pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
mitchellvii wrote:

I haven’t seen the internals of this poll but given this is Reuters I think it is fair to assume that less than 25% of respondents were Republicans. Of course a complete fantasy.

If less than 25% of Americans are Republicans, Democrats have nothing to worry about in November and are a lock to retake the House. Of course, the 25% number isn’t true.

You see that’s the game these media pollsters play. They wildly overweight the Democrat sample. Even when their actual polling shows an even split, they RE-WEIGHT to give Democrats a huge advantage.

All a giant load.

Apr 16, 2014 12:58pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
mitchellvii wrote:

People, you do realize that this was an online poll (notoriously inaccurate in the extreme) of just adults, not even likely voters? We don’t even know the party affiliation breakdown of the respondents.

The entire methodology of the poll is complete rubbish.

Apr 16, 2014 1:00pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
TallDave wrote:

Oh yeah, Democrats should totally campaign on Obamacare, Americans love it.

BTW if your like your Senate majority, you can keep your Senate majority. Period.

Apr 16, 2014 1:00pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
pyradius wrote:

Oh yeah, unthinking conservatives like to point out the negativity of “Obamacare” but they like to ignore the fact that when you ask Americans if they like the individual elements contained within Obamacare, they support those elements.

http://kff.org/health-reform/poll-finding/march-2013-tracking-poll/

Since I know Republicans have trouble with information that exceeds a sentence, allow me to point to the relevant headline within the page above:

Parts More Popular Than The Whole

Now then, just to comment on 4825′s half-witted conspiracy theory on Harry Reid:

http://www.snopes.com/politics/conspiracy/nevada.asp

Please continue commenting, you cons make yourselves look worse every time you try.

Apr 16, 2014 2:08pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
ZeBe wrote:

And?

Any party that offers to give people something for nothing is going to be looked at more favorably than the party that doesn’t.

Apr 16, 2014 3:30pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
ZeBe wrote:

Of course Republicans “don’t have a plan”, their plan was drowned out by the chorus of “FREE HEALTHCARE FOR ALL!”.

Ever heard of Paul Ryan’s plan? Of course you didn’t. Firstly the media never bothered to report on it, as to give people and liberals another talking point “PUB’S DONT HAVE PLAN”. Secondly, no liberals wants to acknowledge it because it tackled the biggest issue surrounding healthcare plans pre PPACA – and that is the inability for people to buy insurance across state lines. Paul Ryan’s plan did away with that.

But then again, it is much easier to just live in the fantasy that the pub’s never had a plan to begin with. That way we can blame pub’s for not doing anything while falling over ourselves in droves because Obamacare is the supposed end all be all of healthcare reform.

Hint, it is not.

Apr 16, 2014 3:40pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
TwoUnderPar wrote:

I vote that neither party has the right idea…. and won’t quit fighting until we have single-payer just like every other developed country on this planet.

Apr 16, 2014 3:42pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
NickoThime wrote:

The republicans don’t HAVE a health care plan.
Why would anyone trust them on it?

Apr 16, 2014 5:12pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
MrReasonable1 wrote:

What a biased article. Did anyone catch that it was an online poll? Of only 799 people? That means it is totally meaningless. Then they say 33% prefer the Democrat plan, which is not a majority, or even close to it. Reuters never reports on the Republican plans (there are several), so of course these people are not going to like something they have not heard about. This is nothing more than propaganda posing as news. Reuters, you can do better than this.

Apr 17, 2014 11:59am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Backlash wrote:

This is the worst poll I have ever seen. Academically I think this will serve as some textbook example in a Sociology Statistics class as how not to show your ignorance.
1. The poll says up from 31% to 32%, then the title reads Americans Increasingly Prefer……statistically total garbage
2. The polling sample, people who had nothing better to do than volunteer their time….Poll design failure
I’m trying to be brief, but if this is the best poll Rueters can cite, then you can just kiss my little sister’s black cat’s nose.
GARBAGE IN, GARBAGE OUT

Apr 17, 2014 8:20pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Backlash wrote:

Please for God’s sake, will you people wake up from the coma? Barry said you could keep this and keep that………..he lied, everyone agrees.
You can’t be denied insurance because of existing illness. Come on people pull your heads out and get some sunshine. Imagine for a moment, that you run an insurance company and a man comes in wanting to buy insurance for his little child who has a catastrophic health issue. You know it will cost millions and she will die before she is six years old. You have to sell him a policy, BUT the Obama Man didn’t specify how much you could sell the policy for. Yes, sir, I have a policy for your little girl, it will cost you one million dollars per year. Everyone is within the ObamaCare guidelines. Why can’t people see this? The O Man said, “you have to do it, but I am not going to tell you how much to charge”. Tell me, is the O Man slick or are his admirers just dumb as door knobs?

Apr 17, 2014 8:34pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Backlash wrote:

People keep saying free health care, THERE IS NO SUCH THING IN THIS WORLD AS FREE, someone has to pay it. The only people who believe in “free” are the economically ignorant. And they think someone is going to provide forced charity for them and their family. People vote for Obama because they want free stuff. Republicans at least have the intelligence to know the money has to come from someone. Go to a country that has socialized medicine and then come back to the USA and tell me what you really saw. I’ve been there and it isn’t cracked up to be what they say it is. I will take an American doctor over any doctor from another country.

Apr 17, 2014 8:47pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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