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By 22 Points, Voters Want to Nix Obamacare

Twenty two points. It’s not a typo.

According to a poll released by Fox News this week, 56 percent of voters say they would rather get rid of Obamacare and go back to the health care system that was in place in 2009, compared to only 34 percent who look forward to sticking with the law.

The left will shout that it’s a Fox News poll, must be biased. But two firms – one Republican, one Democratic, conducted the survey jointly. And the same Fox News in February found only a six point margin – with 48 percent wanting a return to 2009 versus 42 percent wanting to stick with Obamacare.

What’s more 53 percent said their health care situation will be worse under the new law, while only 26 percent said they think it’s going to be better.

Strange how rational Americans can be, saying “no” to Death Panels. Yes, Death Panels, what else to call the rationing that is inevitable when you try to provide more health care with the same resources?

I have two relatives over 75 who recently underwent successful hip replacements. You think under Obamacare they would have expensive hip surgery? No, they’d be told to take cheap generic pain killers for the rest of their days and live with any remaining pain the drugs can’t help.

Okay, so in this case not Death Panels. Pain Panels. Or maybe, Wish I Was Dead Panels.

And Americans are saying “no” to higher premiums, crummier care, job losses, higher deficits, and all the rest of what we’re finding out about now that we know what’s in the bill.

And yet, it’s hard to feel sorry for people. Obamacare was the president’s signature initiative, and he was reelected. Lots of Republicans stayed home. Not that the author of Romneycare could be trusted to do much about Obamacare, but as a political animal, Mitt Romney would have at least had some incentive since he’d surely have sought a second term.

Republicans have a huge opportunity here for political advantage heading into 2014 and then 2016. They plan to use it. But Republicans, as we know, have trouble executing plans.

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59 Responses to By 22 Points, Voters Want to Nix Obamacare

  1. I think the percentage of those who do not want Obamacare now is about the same that were opposed to it in 2011, not that the dems in the House even cared. Now that the bill has been passed and we’ve see what is in it, we are not impressed.

      • Oh yes, Julie ~ you don’t have that many pages of fine print spewing forth rules and regulations without realizing it will not be a good outcome, not that the libs care. You only have to look at the tax system to realize how this spreads, just like nasty, ugly mold, contaminating everything it touches.

  2. Or as BHO would calculate, in Obamath, and say:”Americans are with me in support of the Affordable Health Care Act.”(Unvoiced, but thought: discounting white makes[may they and all republicans be damned!)

  3. I think the more people that become affected those points will go up. Our premiums and co-pays went up in 2010.

    I feel more for the people losing their health insurance altogether by being cut back to part time. Even with two p/t jobs, they don’t qualify. Ugh.

    And for the 47% ? Just wait til they realize it ain’t FREE.

    • They have to pay or get a fine and the IRS will decide somehow if they are poor enough to get a subsidy. Gee, don’t see any problems with all that, do you?

    • “And for the 47% ? Just wait til they realize it ain’t FREE.”

      It will remain free and those getting those freebies will increase over time. The definition of rich will decrease so that the middle class will forced to pay more for the benefit of both the extremely wealthy and the poor until there is no middle class. That is how the totalitarians win. Eliminate the middle class and pit the wealthy against the poor. That’s when the revolution begins.

  4. I have become aware of H.R. 607 which would at least delay the implementation of Obamacare. Obamacare has already cost huge amounts of money in bonuses, giveaways, “awards”, etc., and it is not even implemented. I’m not against people having healthcare, but this montrous program is not the way to do it. I hope there is at least a delay in implementing it.

    • Greta Van Susteren says that the House must vote to fund Obamacare in the next budget because not enough states have signed on to expanding Medicaid. As you know, the House just voted to repeal Obamacare in its entirety so she thinks the House should just not vote it the funds and it will collapse. It’s going to be interesting to see if those who voted to repeal would dare be hypocrites and turn around and vote to fund it.

    • I don’t want it delayed. I want the voters to see what the Democrats have done, and for them to face the consequences in 2014.

      • I agree. The low infos need a visceral experience of Obamacare; intellectual arguments don’t work with them. I think the Republicans shouldn’t shoot their wad too soon either. If Obamacare disappears before the 2014 election, they lose an important issue, some say the most important issue.

      • Love your work. But be careful. Libs never have a bad idea. It is always that we didn’t try hard enough or spend enough.

        • Was too quick. I just want obamacare gone and the sooner the better. Regan ran partly to elements the Dept of Educarion that Jiminy Carter created. By the time he was elected it was too late. Apologies if I misinterpreted your sentiment.

    • As others have pointed out, everyone has access to health “care” and the implementation of Obamacare doesn’t change that at all. It simply redistributes the money some pay in taxes to give others a health insurance card which they didn’t have before. There isn’t an increase in the number of providers or hospitals so all the law does is make it more difficult for people to see a doctor or experience longer waiting times in hospital ER’s. Doctors that don’t accept Medicaid or new Medicare patients now still won’t accept them so access to health care won’t change at all.

      We know the law had nothing to do with lowering health care costs or making health care available to more people. It was designed to first make the health care system chaotic so more people would demand government interference and eventually become the socialist, government-run system the controller’s have wanted for decades.

  5. I’m not the first to say it, but Obamacare was never meant to succeed. It was meant to collapse on its own weight and make such a mess out of our medical delivery system that we beg the federal government to step in and fix it. Once Obamacare collapses, the statists from both political parties will push for single payer healthcare – modeled after Great Britain’s NHS. The greedy big insurance, big pharma, and big medical will get their comeuppance for their complicity when the government nationalizes them, but that will do nothing to improve our lot in life. We the people will be the only ones getting the shaft.

    I have no use for the Republican party as it is presently constituted. The only Republican leaders who are speaking out are the party outcasts – Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Rand Paul, and a handful of House Republicans. Until the centralized GOP gets behind these conservative leaders and starts fighting with us, they will be wandering in the wilderness. One good thing – the party was inconsequential in the 2010 Republican victory, and they will be again in 2014 unless they get their act together.

    • The Tea Party needs to do well in 2014. The Republicans keep asking me for money (and I am not even a Republican but an independent), and I keep telling them I will not make a blanket donation to the party to keep RINOs in office. I will only donate to specific candidates, and those may be outside of my state but I will target ones I think have a good chance of defeating RINOs in the primaries.

  6. It might be named “…..Affordable Health Care …” but it has nothing to do with “health care”, but rather is a form of health insurance.
    Health care comes from the medical profession, health insurance is how the health providers are paid.

    The only health insurance worth buying is for a catastrophic illness or major accidents. When a regular doctor’s visit costs @$200 and the monthly payment for health insurance is @$600, then there is no cost benefit to pay for coverage that covers office visits. It’s a gamble, but not like life insurance because we all will die, but not all of us will require protection from castastrophic illness.

    The whole thing is a sham, a farce, a means to control, not the healthcare of Americans, but the wallets of Americans to provide the federal government with more money and union jobs.
    Just as Social Security and Medicare have become treasure chests of funds that are diverted for other uses by the government, so will the money collected for implementation of the health insurance act.

    • Whoa…….your 3 paragraphs capture the essence of this stupidity more clearly than I have ever seen, Srdem. (tipping cap, a WET cap since I live in southern NY)

      Happy Memorial Day to all of you fellow bloggers. Lets make sure we tell at least one child (or Liberal, little difference) all this has nothing to do with BBQ, food etc. Its to acknowledge the brave men and women who gave their lives so we can enjoy the freedoms America is known for.

    • Speaking of Uncle Barack, Drudge is linking to a Guardian article about some Stasi pro-Muslim informant hotline in Great Britain called “Tell Mama”. Coming soon to America, no doubt.

      • It came to America – “See something – say something”. Of course, if you say something here about muslims be prepared to be called a racist whistleblower.

        • I stand corrected, Sadie. Forgot about that Big Sis program. We should rename that taxpayer funded program to “Rat Your Conservative Neighbors Out to Big Sis”. Ain’t totalitarianism fun?

  7. The planets will collide when Immigration ‘reform’ meets Obamacare. Marco Rubio has made the outlandish claim that newly minted legal immigrants will not receive any Federal benefits – is he of sound mind? The Fed govt. subsidizes the states! 70% of illegal immmigrants are already receiving a least two forms of welfare, including food stamps. The ER is their medical provider. IIRC, Obama stated that illegals will not qualify for Obamacare, but they will still be able to use the ER. Excuse me… Isn’t this what started the skyrocketing medical costs??? Stop the world, I want to get off!

      • Thanks for watching for me : – )). I think Rubio has been led down the primrose path. Here he is, relatively a rookie, and Chuck You Schumer, Crazy Gangs of Eight McCain and Ms. Lindsey fed his ego and made him a part of their little dirty pool in the Senate.. Some Republicans too, if you recall, acted as if Rubio had the 2016 nomination sewed up just on the basis that he was a Latino. The Republicans went into panic mode immediately after Obama won re-election. I thought he was sort of a Tea Partier but he has gone over to the establishment.

      • Thanks for the link, Susan. Rubio should thank his lucky stars he has a Senate seat – he is not very bright. Agree about the used car salesman analogy – he’s a fast talker, alright. He’s going to be an Mark Levin’s program next week – should be interesting.

    • Every politician serves his own interests. Rubio is no exception. He is simply looking to garner the Hispanic vote. Trust no politician and always—-follow the money.

      • As I said, I like Rubio. After decades on earth and 16 yrs on the Hill, I would say I don’t trust anyone. But there are some people I will listen to over others.

  8. 22 points! That’s a blowout in the NBA and also in Obama Basketball League.
    Please Mr. President resign before you embarass yourself further.

  9. “Obamacare was the president’s signature initiative, and he was reelected.” Given what we are learning about the IRS dive bombing conservative groups for many years prior to ’12 election, Obama is NOT a legitimate President.

  10. Obamacare is going to be with us forever and the socialist government run plan for the nation, the only plan for the nation. Why? Name one single entitlement law that has ever been repealed. Yes it would change over time becoming more draconian, more expensive, and more people will suffer but like Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid, the people will have to depend upon it and end up saying “don’t touch my Obamacare!”.

    • The bottom line this time is that there is no money for it. Social Security was the opposite of Obamacare: it started off smaller and then grew. That’s where FDR was smarter than Obama.

      • If there is no money for it, why are those portions of it scheduled to take effect the last couple of years in effect?

        Of course there will be money for it. It is the dream legislation the Progressives have wanted for decades and it isn’t going to be repealed. We can’t keep our heads in the sand and wish it were not so.

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