The Reason For Health Care Reform Opposition

Ken AshfordHealth Care, Obama OppositionLeave a Comment

It's buried in this MSNBC story, but here it is:

While just 36 percent believe Obama’s efforts to reform the health system are a good idea, that number increases to 53 percent when respondents were read a paragraph describing Obama’s plans.

In other words, when you describe Obama's general health care plan without mentioning Obama, a lot more people like it.

In yet more other words, many people don't like the health care plan because it's Obama's health care plan.  They don't know what it is; they don't even care what it is.

But when you tell them what it is (without ascribing it to Obama), they like it.  In other words, many people, blinded by Obama hatred, are ignorant:

Majorities in the poll believe the plans would give health insurance coverage to illegal immigrants; would lead to a government takeover of the health system; and would use taxpayer dollars to pay for women to have abortions — all claims that nonpartisan fact-checkers say are untrue about the legislation that has emerged so far from Congress.

Forty-five percent think the reform proposals would allow the government to make decisions about when to stop providing medical care for the elderly.

I don't know how you can educate people who can't see beyond their own hatred of their President.

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