Saturday, October 16, 2010

Long and Blunt want to "repeal and replace Obamacare" -- specifics please.

Billy Long said last week that there are "a lot of good things" in the Health care bill.

He also has said he wants to repeal and replace it.

Ditto for Roy Blunt.

How popular is the idea of repealing health care? Depends on how the question is phrased.

From the Daily Dish:

U]nderstanding what the public means when they say they want ‘repeal’ might be a more nuanced task than it seems. In the latest Bloomberg National Poll, a robust 47 percent of likely voters say they want to repeal health reform. But asked to say whether each of eight specific provisions should be repealed, majorities wanted to keep six of them (perhaps not surprising, given previous polling that suggests many of the early provisions are widely popular).

For example, roughly three in four likely voters want to keep the temporary high risk pools, the right to guaranteed issue, and the provisions which close the doughnut hole. Two in three want to keep the provisions which allow young adults to stay on their parents’ health insurance, and nearly as many back the exchanges. What, exactly, do most likely voters actually want to repeal? Six in ten want to repeal taxes on so-called Cadillac health insurance plans, and about half want to repeal the individual mandate. In other words, for at least a sizable group of voters, an expressed desire to ‘repeal’ health reform may actually represent much more mixed views on the full content of the new law.


Timeshare Jake said...

Just like we didn't need Obamacare, we don't need Boehner and Bluntcare either.

Anonymous said...

Blunt's journey from the outhouse to the White House is moving forward.

Why this is happening is beyond my understanding.

Anonymous said...

Regarding Blunt's journey, besides the obvious "follow the money"-

Never underestimate years of intense propaganda, ratcheted up with the current black President, paired with the systematic, purposeful dumbing down of public education.

Billy is also riding the wave...