November 23, 2010

60-40 NATION:

51 percent of Americans want to keep or expand health care law (STEVEN THOMMA, 11/23/10, McClatchy Newspapers)

A majority of Americans want Congress to keep the new health care law or actually expand it, despite Republican claims that they have a mandate from the people to kill it, according to a new McClatchy Newspapers-Marist poll. [...]

Far from the all-or-nothing positions staked out by politicians and pundits, Americans are more divided about the health care law.

On the side favoring it, 16 percent of registered voters want to let it stand as is.

Another 35 percent want to change it to do more. Among groups with pluralities who want to expand it: women, minorities, people younger than 45, Democrats, liberals, Northeasterners and those making less than $50,000 a year.

Lining up against the law, 11 percent want to amend it to rein it in.

Another 33 percent want to repeal it.


The GOP and Democrats could easily compromise around reforms that expand coverage until it is genuinely universal, but puts people into HSAs.

Posted by Orrin Judd at November 23, 2010 3:58 PM
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