New Poll: Majority of Americans Reject ‘Obama-Lieberman’ Health Care Bill
New results from a national poll, conducted by Research 2000 between December 16 and 17, reveal that a majority of American voters are now AGAINST each and every aspect of the Senate’s ‘Obama-Lieberman’ health care bill — which President Obama is now urging for a quick passage.
The questions asked in the poll follow below:
- PUBLIC OPTION: Would you favor or oppose creating a public health insurance option administered by the federal government that would compete with plans offered by private health insurance companies?
All Americans: 59% FAVOR, 31% OPPOSE, 10% NOT SURE
Democrats: 88% FAVOR, 9% OPPOSE, 3% NOT SURE
Independents: 57% FAVOR, 29% OPPOSE, 14% NOT SURE
Republicans: 24% FAVOR, 64% OPPOSE, 12% NOT SURE
So naturally, the Obama-Lieberman health care bill offers: NO Public Option.
- PUBLIC OPTION + MEDICARE BUY-IN: If Congress proposed passing a strong public health insurance option PLUS allowing people age 55 to 64 to buy into Medicare, would you favor or oppose this idea?
All Americans: 58% FAVOR, 31% OPPOSE, 11% NOT SURE
Democrats: 88% FAVOR, 8% OPPOSE, 4% NOT SURE
Independents: 57% FAVOR, 27% OPPOSE, 16% NOT SURE
Republicans: 22% FAVOR, 69% OPPOSE, 9% NOT SURE
So naturally, the Obama-Lieberman health care bill offers: NO Public Option + NO Medicare Buy-In.
- MANDATE – NO PUBLIC OPTION, NO MEDICARE BUY-IN: Would you favor or oppose a health care bill that does NOT include a public health insurance option and does NOT expand Medicare, but DOES require all Americans to get health insurance?
All Americans: 33% FAVOR, 56% OPPOSE, 11% NOT SURE
Democrats: 37% FAVOR, 51% OPPOSE, 12% NOT SURE
Independents: 31% FAVOR, 57% OPPOSE, 12% NOT SURE
Republicans: 30% FAVOR, 61% OPPOSE, 9% NOT SURE
So naturally, the Obama-Lieberman health care bill includes a Mandate with penalty, but with NO Public Option + NO Medicare Buy-In.
- OBAMA vs LIEBERMAN: President Obama has said he favors a public health insurance option. Senator Joe Lieberman is widely credited with forcing Senate Democrats to take the public option off the table in order to win his vote. Do you think President Obama should have done more to pressure Lieberman to allow the public option to move forward?
All Americans: 63% FAVOR, 29% OPPOSE, 8% NOT SURE
Democrats: 87% FAVOR, 10% OPPOSE, 3% NOT SURE
Independents: 72% FAVOR, 18% OPPOSE, 10% NOT SURE
Republicans: 13% FAVOR, 76% OPPOSE, 11% NOT SURE
So naturally, President Obama — who was awarded a clear mandate for meaningful CHANGE from the American people — pressures his party to defy the will of the people and bend over for a single politician, Joe Lieberman, who takes a staggering amount of money from the health insurance industry.
What this poll reveals is that our government is no longer functioning as the democracy it was intended to be. When the will of a clear majority of the people, including a staggering overwhelming majority of the President’s own party, are being undermined so brazenly — as shown above — it tells you that special interests have successfully hijacked our government.
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The petition reads: “America needs real health care reform—not a massive giveaway to the insurance companies. Senator Bernie Sanders and other progressives should block this bill until it’s fixed.”
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