Saturday, June 27, 2009

Why is this considered health care news?

Does this surprise anyone?

"Most Want Health Reform But Fear Its Side Effects - A majority of Americans see government action as critical to controlling runaway health-care costs, but there is broad public anxiety about the potential impact of reform legislation and conflicting views about the types of fixes being proposed on Capitol Hill, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. Most respondents are "very concerned" that health-care reform would lead to higher costs, lower quality, fewer choices, a bigger deficit, diminished insurance coverage and more government bureaucracy. About six in 10 are at least somewhat worried about all of these factors, underscoring the challenges for lawmakers as they attempt to restructure the nation's $2.3 trillion health-care system."

People wouldn't be so worried if the administration: (1) was honest about their goals; (2) was honest about the cost; and, (3) was honest about the funding source(s).

Unfortunately for the administration (and anyone supportive of reform), they keep talking about "existing funding sources" and "taxing the rich" and "no change in your existing coverage", but most people don't believe them.

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