May 25, 2010

ObamaCare Less and Less Popular

Justin Katz

Imagine how unpopular it will be when its costs really start to kick in:

Support for repeal of the new national health care plan has jumped to its highest level ever. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 63% of U.S. voters now favor repeal of the plan passed by congressional Democrats and signed into law by President Obama in March.

Prior to today, weekly polling had shown support for repeal ranging from 54% to 58%.

And by "costs," I don't mean just the direct cost to the federal government, which (for those who've forgotten) is not the sum total of the United States. For one example, Americans are pretty good at intuiting this sort of outcome:

A study by the National Center for Policy Analysis shows that tax credits in the new healthcare law could negatively impact small-business hiring decisions.

The new law provides a 50 percent tax credit to companies offering health coverage that have fewer than 10 workers who, on average, earn $25,000 a year. The tax credit is reduced as more employees are added to the payroll.

The NCPA study finds the reduction in tax relief to be a cost concern for companies looking to hire additional workers, but operate on slim profit margin yet still provide employee health coverage.

Incumbents — making government less efficient and American life more difficult, year after year.

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One has to wonder, Justin, what it is about our form of Democracy that you don't like? We do not have mob rule by Rasmussen (right leaning pols).....we have a representative republic.

I suppose your "polls" would have shown that the Civil Right and Voting Rights bills were unpopular in their time also.

Oh, you forgot to mention the newest study about our "best medical care in the world" know, the one which showed our infant mortality has not improved as much as other countries...and we are now #42 in the world - meaning we allow more babies to die.

Check out the study - turns out rates are high among white people too!

Posted by: Stuart at May 25, 2010 9:03 AM

"turns out rates are high among white people too!" - Telling commentary from Stuey...

Posted by: JTR at May 25, 2010 9:55 AM

Wait a few weeks till people start getting their HIGHER insurance rates.
Wait till 2012. At least McGovern held onto Massachusetts. Barry The Clown couldn't even do that-ask Senator Coakley.

Posted by: Tommy Cranston at May 25, 2010 7:04 PM
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