Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Americans hate health reform because it is too liberal, right? Wrong.

The No/Nothing Republicans are quick to tell you that all the polls show that the American public opposes Obama health reform because they think it is too liberal. NOT TRUE. Not at all true. In fact, 55% either favor the proposed reforms are think they are TOO CONSERVATIVE! Only a little more than one third think the reform proposals in the Senate and House bills are too liberal.

Take a look at this analysis from Ruy Teixeira of The Center for American Progress using numbers from a CNN poll. Link here:

Plus, Americans favor the key provisions of ObamaCare by a wide margin.

75% favor expanding Medicaid to provide health care to more low-income Americans.
73% favor requiring large and medium sized companies to provide health insurance.
67% favor providing subsidies to families that make less than $88,000 a year to help them purchase health insurance.
60% favor preventing health insurance companies from denying coverage to people with pre-existing conditions.
60% favor preventing health insurance companies from dropping coverage for people who become seriously ill.

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