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Most Americans want the government to pay for health care, poll says
Newsy, via WPXI ^ | May 17, 2016 | Grant Suneson

Posted on 05/17/2016 12:21:48 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia

A new Gallup Poll shows most Americans want the government to take on a bigger role in health care.

More than 1,500 people from across the country were surveyed, and 58 percent favor replacing the provisions set up by the Affordable Care Act with a federally funded health care program.

The ACA, or Obamacare, lets Americans buy insurance through the federal government, but the survey shows most citizens want the government to just pay for everything, or at least that’s what they’re saying now. In recent years, Americans have waffled on whether the government should pay their medical bills.

Polls show that Americans largely said the government had an obligation to provide health care during the George W. Bush administration, peaking at 69 percent in 2007.

After Obama was elected, support dropped off and opinions became more evenly split. But backing for a single-payer plan appears to be on the upswing. After Obama was elected, support dropped off and opinions became more evenly split. But backing for a single-payer plan appears to be on the upswing.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: New York; US: Pennsylvania
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The "socialization" of America continues apace.
1 posted on 05/17/2016 12:21:48 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
The ACA, or Obamacare, lets Americans buy insurance through the federal government, but the survey shows most citizens want the government to just pay for everything, or at least that’s what they’re saying now

Obamacare is accomplishing its objective, which is "single payer." Progressives never quit, which is why they never lose the war.

2 posted on 05/17/2016 12:24:09 PM PDT by chajin ("There is no other name under heaven given among people by which we must be saved." Acts 4:12)
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3 posted on 05/17/2016 12:25:00 PM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I have a co-worker who says she wants government healthcare ... and for the government to pay for all of her retirement.

Clueless.


4 posted on 05/17/2016 12:25:00 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I Love Bull Markets!!!)
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To: chajin

they don’t realize “we the people” are the guvment.


5 posted on 05/17/2016 12:25:59 PM PDT by ealgeone
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

W.A.S.S.


6 posted on 05/17/2016 12:26:14 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (SEMPER FI!! - Monthly Donors Rock!!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

So, what these people want is for somebody else to pay for their healthcare. Imagine their surprise when they find out that government provided health is even more expensive and provides less service.


7 posted on 05/17/2016 12:27:09 PM PDT by circlecity
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

This is probably a poll paid for by people who want a single payer and questions were asked to generate the desired outcome.


8 posted on 05/17/2016 12:27:12 PM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: ealgeone

Ask them who they think is really paying for it.


9 posted on 05/17/2016 12:27:18 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I Love Bull Markets!!!)
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To: WashingtonSource

They probably took the poll at a #FeeltheBern rally.


10 posted on 05/17/2016 12:27:43 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Democrats: The perfect party for the helpless and stupid, and those who would rule over them.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I want the government to pay my bar tab.


11 posted on 05/17/2016 12:29:00 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob
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So, what else is not ‘nationalizable’ then?


12 posted on 05/17/2016 12:29:02 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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Most of us have cars, and also have to pay through the nose for car insurance. So when we take the car in for an oil change, we turn in the bill to our car insurance carrier, right? Maybe we ought to have the government pay for our oil changes, too?

Oh, and as for the quality of health care, do you really think the government is going to provide a quality product? Go to your local DMV license branch, and ask if these are the people and system you want when you have a compound leg fracture or breast cancer.

Same logic, or lack thereof.

The American people are getting the country they want, and they are going to get it good and hard.


13 posted on 05/17/2016 12:29:50 PM PDT by henkster (Don’t listen to what people say, watch what they do.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia; ExTexasRedhead

This is the “real Obama Legacy!”


14 posted on 05/17/2016 12:33:46 PM PDT by vette6387
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Sadly, it seems, the "greatest generation," and those who immediately followed them, allowed the enemies of individual freedom (the so-called "progressives") to hijack their government's "education system" from top to bottom.

The consequences of that hijacking are several generations of indoctrinated children and adults who do not understand that "government is power" and that power, once entrenched, leads to loss of freedom for all but the political class.

15 posted on 05/17/2016 12:33:52 PM PDT by loveliberty2
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

They’re eating cats in the workers paradise of Venezuela.


16 posted on 05/17/2016 12:34:23 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

A poll designed to get the answer “they” want. Government controlled “health care” was the goal all along.


17 posted on 05/17/2016 12:35:07 PM PDT by Bluebird Singing
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To: WashingtonSource; ExTexasRedhead

“This is probably a poll paid for by people who want a single payer and questions were asked to generate the desired outcome.”

Well, when you already have 47% of our country on the dole, this isn’t much of a stretch.


18 posted on 05/17/2016 12:35:12 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

B S survey.

Made as instructed.


19 posted on 05/17/2016 12:35:34 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (My Batting Average( 1,000) since Nov 2014 (GOPe is that easy to read))
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

In 15 years the discussion of who pays for health care will become completely moot because there won’t be any doctors to provide health care anyway.


20 posted on 05/17/2016 12:36:31 PM PDT by KyCats
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