April 25, 2016

CUT AND DRIED:

Clinton, Sanders close in CT/PA/RI; Trump Headed for Big Wins (PPP, April 25, 2016)

Over 60% of voters in each of these states are opposed to the privatization of health care services provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs. What's particularly noteworthy is that in addition to more than 70% of Democrats in each of the states, there's also a majority of Republicans in opposition. This is a concept that doesn't draw support from voters in either party:

State

Overall Privatization

With Democrats

With Republicans

Connecticut

24/64

19/70

34/55

Pennsylvania

27/65

22/70

31/57

Rhode Island

20/73

14/79

33/57



Poll: Veterans oppose plans to 'privatize' VA (Leo Shane III, November 10, 2015, Military Times)

The poll of 800 veterans, conducted jointly by a Republican-backed firm and a Democratic-backed one, found that almost two-thirds of survey respondents oppose plans to replace VA health care with a voucher system, an idea backed by some Republican lawmakers and presidential candidates.

"Veterans overwhelmingly feel that health care was a promise made for their service and oppose vouchers that may not cover all costs," group officials said in their report. "Veterans worry that private insurance companies care too much about profit and would make decisions for the care of veterans based on money."

Posted by at April 25, 2016 5:52 PM

  

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