Saturday, May 16, 2009

Poll Watch: 54 Per Cent of Americans NOT Willing to Pay Higher Taxes to Provide Health Insurance for All

So says the latest Radmussen poll.
Thirty-two percent (32%) of American adults say they’d be willing to pay higher taxes so that health insurance could be provided for all Americans. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that 54% say they’re not willing to pay more in taxes.

Most Democrats (54%) are willing to pay higher taxes to expand health care coverage. Most Republicans (77%) are not. As for those not affiliated with either major party, 29% are okay with the higher tax bill and 60% are not.

Other recent polling shows that just 35% of Americans rate the U.S. health care system as good or excellent. However, 70% of those with insurance rate their own coverage as good or excellent.
Most folks would love to see their neighbor have universal medical care - as long as THEY don't have to pay for it.

This will be the major obstacle to President Obama's attempt at reforming the health care system (Obamacare) - shifting the costs to society or, in other words, nationalism or socializing the system like in Canada and the United Kingdom.

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