Oct 30, 2009

Americans Prefer a Public Option to a Bipartisan Bill

It's true. For all the noise made the last few months about making sure the health care bill has bipartisan support, the majority of Americans really don't care--if it means the public option wouldn't be part of the final bill. From the ABC News/Washington Post poll:
"Which of these would you prefer – (a plan that includes some form of government-sponsored health insurance for people who can’t get affordable private insurance, but is approved without support from Republicans in Congress); or (a plan that is approved with support from Republicans in Congress, but does not include any form of government-sponsored health insurance for people who can’t get affordable private insurance)?"

Fifty one percent said they preferred the public option; 37 percent said they preferred a bill with some support from Republicans in Congress. Six percent said neither and seven percent expressed no opinion.

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