View Poll Results: Would you support a health care bill without a public option?

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  • Yes, a public option is what is wrong with current reform plans

    8 14.81%
  • Yes, a partial reform bill is better than no reform bill

    7 12.96%
  • Yes, I like reform, but not a public option at least now

    6 11.11%
  • No, no reform is needed

    8 14.81%
  • No, no public option makes the bill not worth passing

    15 27.78%
  • other

    10 18.52%
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    Re: Yet Another Health Care poll

    Reform is needed , but the public option we can do without.
    I am just waiting for this liberal nightmare to be over in 2010.

    The way they are expanding goverment in our lives is quiet scary.


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    Re: Yet Another Health Care poll

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    This is why I say "it depends". The regulations and reforms would have to be pretty stringent, but if they were, I could go without the public option. The reforms I would need to see would NOT be a giveaway to the insurance industry. If it were, it wouldn't be enough to convince me.
    As I intended the poll(but explained poorly), this would be a yes answer.

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    Re: Yet Another Health Care poll

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    I strongly disagree. The main purposes of health care reform, as I see them, are 1) Cost control, 2) Universal coverage, 3) Ending insurance company abuses, 4) Portability.

    Goals #2 and #3 (and possibly #4) could be accomplished with or without a public option. Goal #1 probably cannot, but if we can't get it, that's no reason to abandon the other goals.
    Thank you, but cost control is critical to any measure.

    No plan, public or private, is going to survive without it.

    We cannot afford another decade of 20% a year rises in HC costs.

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    Re: Yet Another Health Care poll

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe1991 View Post
    Thank you, but cost control is critical to any measure.

    No plan, public or private, is going to survive without it.

    We cannot afford another decade of 20% a year rises in HC costs.
    If the alternative is no reform at all, solving SOME problems is certainly better than solving NONE of them.
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    Re: Yet Another Health Care poll

    What makes anyone on this forum think that the FEDS can run anything on a budget.Let them fix the other health systems first,then when they succeed,if they do,maybe we can try a universal health care system.
    They couldn't even run a whore house,much less our health care.

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    Re: Yet Another Health Care poll

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    This is why I say "it depends". The regulations and reforms would have to be pretty stringent, but if they were, I could go without the public option. The reforms I would need to see would NOT be a giveaway to the insurance industry. If it were, it wouldn't be enough to convince me.

    That is my answer. I said yes (but reluctantly), but this is really my answer.

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    Re: Yet Another Health Care poll

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe1991 View Post
    Anything less than a public option will be like Bush's Drug bill,
    it'll be just a giveaway to the insurance co's.

    Howard Dean is launching a campaign for passing the bill w/ 51 votes. His organization, Dean For America (I think?) is pushing hard for the public option.

    He says we have the votes in the house and the senate for the public option.

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    Re: Yet Another Health Care poll

    Quote Originally Posted by jackalope View Post
    Howard Dean is launching a campaign for passing the bill w/ 51 votes. His organization, Dean For America (I think?) is pushing hard for the public option.

    He says we have the votes in the house and the senate for the public option.
    Yes, he is saying only 51 votes are needed in the Senate because it falls under the purview of "budget reconciliation".

    I'm saying let it go out normally and if 40 republicans want to take turns filibustering it, so be it.

    Let them be seen as the party of no 24/7 on TV, while the dems spend their time visiting people without HC.

    We can have 40 million Terri Schiavos.

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    Re: Yet Another Health Care poll

    I want the bill to pass .... but, I've heard your argument put forward before.

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    Re: Yet Another Health Care poll

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Simple question: Would you support a health care bill without a public health insurance option?

    Poll is up, please read the options and vote for the one you most agree with.

    Edit: I was not clear enough, so let me be clear what I was getting at. Is a public option, for or against, a deciding factor in health care reform. In other words, would you support reform without a public option, or would you oppose reform without a public option? This is meant to be a general question, not in specifics of what those reforms would be.
    None of the current bills being circulated in congress address the problems with health care cost inflation.

    So nope, I will not support any of the bills in congress, not even the Republican bill is worth the paper it's printed on.
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