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NYTimes Poll: 72% of Americans favor Public Option in healthcare

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Americans overwhelmingly want a government-administered insurance plan that would compete with private insurers.

Will Congress deliver?  Or will it cave to Big Insurance and pro-industry lawmakers?

clipped from www.nytimes.com
Americans overwhelmingly support substantial changes to the health care system and are strongly behind one of the most contentious proposals Congress is considering, a government-run insurance plan to compete with private insurers, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll.
The poll found that most Americans would be willing to pay higher taxes so everyone could have health insurance and that they said the government could do a better job of holding down health-care costs than the private sector.
72 percent of those questioned supported a government-administered insurance plan
that would compete for customers with private insurers
But in the poll, the proposal received broad bipartisan backing, with half of those who call themselves Republicans saying they would support a public plan, along with nearly three-fourths of independents and almost nine in 10 Democrats.

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  1. […] this summer’s raucous health care debate.  The left frequently cites a poll performed by the NY Times that said 72% of Americans back a public option to support their effort.  The problem with this […]

  2. […] NYTimes Poll: 72% of Americans favor Public Option in healthcare (masbury.wordpress.com) […]

  3. […] what is it going to be Senators?  Will you stand up for 72% of your constituency and “bite the hand that feeds you” or will you continue to work for your de facto […]


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