Americans Divided On Health Care Issue
According to The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey, 55% favor repealing the new health care legislation. Forty-two percent (42%) oppose repeal. Those figures include 46% who Strongly Favor repeal and 35% who Strongly Oppose it.
These numbers are pretty close and is scares me to death. People who approve of the health care reform bill are accusing those who are against it of being hateful and against poor people. As part of the 55% of Americans in favor of repealing the legislation I am not hateful, especially of the poor.
My family falls under the poverty line and most people would consider us poor. My husband makes less than 30 thousand a year and we have four children. Yes our lives are tough and I would love it if we had better health insurance. But I still believe that we could reform our health care system in a different manner.
I don’t want “Big Brother” telling me where I can go and see a doctor, what types of medical treatment I can have, etc. The new health care law is going to lead to rationing of medical services and hospitals are going to lose staff.
I also agree with the 14 states that are filing lawsuits claiming that the new law is unconstitutional. They claim that it encroaches on states’ sovereignty. Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum said that the mandate would cost Florida at least $1.6 billion in Medicaid alone.
The Christian Science Monitor reported that, “At the center of the controversy is bill’s inclusion of a federal mandate requiring all Americans to purchase health insurance or face penalties. Opponents say this measure stretches Congress’s constitutional power to “regulate commerce among the several states.”
Twelve of the now fourteen states that have filed suits include, Florida, South Carolina, Alabama, Nebraska, Texas, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Washington, Utah, North Dakota and South Dakota.
What do you think? Do you think that these lawsuits are going to work in repealing the new law? Are you in favor of repealing the health care reform act?
*please note this is an opinion and may not reflect the opinions of everyone on the Healthy Moms staff