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Published 4 years ago by ckshenn with 7 Comments

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  • leweb
    +6

    when respondents were told that a universal healthcare plan might give the government “too much control”, or that it might increase taxes, support dropped sharply. In those instances, the number of Americans opposed to the proposal rose from 43% to 62% and 60%, respectively

    So basically, people want universal health care, but they don't want to pay for it.

    • Appaloosa
      +4

      Vladimir Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State." Americans are already paying too much for too little, so I don't think it's resistance to paying. I think the issue is a deep mistrust of government, and that mistrust is well founded. As of September, Congress approval rating is 16%. That by any standard is a failed government. It has been that low for years.

      • leweb
        +4

        Sure, but now we're trusting insurance companies, which doesn't seem better to me.

        • Appaloosa
          +4

          Yes, it's quite a dilemma. I don't think people trust insurance companies either....and this is really wonderful, forced by the very government people don't trust, and who lied about keeping what they had with lower costs, to buy insurance from dubious companies. How bout them apples.

          • leweb
            +5

            Honestly as long as corporations own the government there is no difference between them being in charge or the government being in charge. The real problem is the systemic corruption.

            • Gozzin
              +5

              That's right...And I see nothing ever changing quite frankly cause they are indeed in charge and things will be done their way no matter how damaging it is to everyone and everything. Nothing matters but them and money.

    • drunkenninja
      +3

      If you want universal health care AND don't mind paying for it, move to Canada. I have a hard time believing the US public will agree to anything remotely similar. But who knows, I may be wrong, I really hope I am.

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