Keep your hands off my benefits
According to a new study, Americans are split 39% to 41% on whether health care reform will improve or hurt the quality of health care in the nation; and just 21% of voters say the plan will improve the quality of care they receive.
As somebody who is lucky enough to have fairly decent health insurance, I can understand that. If I had to suddenly use a tax credit or some sort of voucher to purchase my own insurance, I don't think I could afford it. And, would I get prescription drug coverage on par with what I receive now? I think not (donut holes, anyone?).
I will say that my parents live in Massachusetts, which is sometimes held up as an example for its Mitt Romney-implemented system. The model hasn't worked as well as some lawmakers would have you believe. Coverage is still too expensive for some people; you can't force people to buy something they don't want; and in areas where there is a shortage of physicians, people are disqualified from coverage because they can't find a doc.
The Axis of Evil Comedy Tour And let's face it, the government isn't efficient at running anything. By a 55% to 35% margin, American voters are more worried that Congress will spend too much money and add to the deficit than they are that Congress will not act to overhaul the health care system, according to the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute, which performed the survey.
Of course, if I had no insurance, I would probably look at this issue with a very different viewpoint.
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