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Marcospinelli 03:23 AM on 06/26/2012
How Obama has handled the massive problems is EXACTLY how Republican­s would've handled them (and how BushCheney was handling them).  Obama's not governing as he had promised or as a real Democrat would have.

The real shame, the real tragedy for all of us is that Obama could have been a transcende­nt president, good for both business AND  Read More...
10:51 AM on 06/26/2012
of good lord... why is this SURPRISING???... the majority was against this when the dems puched it through... the majority was against this after it "passed".... and the majority is against it now....

WHERE IS THE SURPRISE???
10:59 AM on 06/26/2012
Did you even read the article? The gist of it is that when people actually find out what's in the bill they do like it.
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dan92237
11:04 AM on 06/26/2012
F & F , glad to be your 400th fan. Have a great day !
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pantherburns
labor creates all wealth
10:50 AM on 06/26/2012
There is nothing surprising about this poll at all. When polled, most people react to buzzwords that they have little understanding of. When policy is explained to them, most voters generally agree with the Democratic position. Unfortunately, many times it is the shouting and the endless stream of right wing corporate propaganda that carries the day. If the media did their job and took the time to outline the real issues, republicans would never again win an election. That's why corporate America decided to buy the airwaves and control the conversation, and now with Citizens United they have completed their task of buying the votes.
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Vaughn Owens
Can I believe
10:47 AM on 06/26/2012
If health care is not resolved it will kill our so called capitalistic economy. The more money you spend on staying alive the less money you have to spend on others things. Health insurance cost, that are tied to wall street profits rise faster than inflation at a rate of 12% per year which is unsustainable. Lets be clear health care will be resolved the question is what will it look like.
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dan92237
11:06 AM on 06/26/2012
F & F
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wikwox
So there I was, playing the piano....
10:46 AM on 06/26/2012
As usual Americans remain unable to understand the full effect of the law, as the article notes Americans strongly favor some parts of the law but the mandate and endless attacks from the Republicans have obscured what is actually in the law. The truth remains that no matter how the court rules Ameican healthcare is a very expensive joke. We pay double what the rest of the world pays, we lose our houses and savings and are sentenced to poverty by America's "healthcare system". Conservatives, stop foaming long enough to realize this means you too.
10:53 AM on 06/26/2012
classic democratic smug attitude.... the MAJORITY knows what is best for them but you dems think you know better.....
11:00 AM on 06/26/2012
That sounded smug to me.
11:04 AM on 06/26/2012
How do they know when most don't know what's in it???????
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Shirley Ogburn
What does extraordinary look like -- OBAMA
10:45 AM on 06/26/2012
"The survey results suggest that Republicans are convincing voters to reject Obama's reform even when they like much of what is in it, such as allowing children to stay on their parents' insurance until age 26."

Talk about going against your own self interest.
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10:51 AM on 06/26/2012
Not all of us need to rely on others to take care of us. Why do you feel the need to be a burden?
IreneNH
Please feel free to disagree
10:54 AM on 06/26/2012
You're right. The 1% can afford anything.
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BlueBird55
Love expands to meet demands.
10:59 AM on 06/26/2012
Do you have insurance? If so, then if you become ill and have to use it, you are relying on others' premiums to be a burden to them.

This ACA simply puts more people on insurance.
11:00 AM on 06/26/2012
I call it digging your own grave. In this case, it's literally digging your own grave!
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BlueBird55
Love expands to meet demands.
10:45 AM on 06/26/2012
When regressives are told the facts, it's amazing how they then end up supporting liberal policies. When they are told lies, they support regressive policies.

In addition, if most of them understood that the individual mandate doesn't force them to purchase insurance (simply bestows a fine to those who don't) and that there is no "government insurance" program that they have to buy into, the individual mandate wouldn't bother them near as much either.

Sadly, they get their information from right-wing hate radio and media. That means they are uninformed.
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Left of Right
Want to default your country? Default your job!
10:52 AM on 06/26/2012
So true.
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herkyc130
telling the truth and pulling the blinders off
11:20 AM on 06/26/2012
most tea-libans and repugs are robotic followers, and cannot fathom whats good for them unless told by the corporate GOP politicians
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10:44 AM on 06/26/2012
"Republicans have won the argument with independents and that's really been the reason that we see the majority of the public opposing it," Jackson said."

Republicans also have my vote in 2012 to oust Obama and his crew.
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MontanaBanana
I've had it trying to reason with the GOP
10:51 AM on 06/26/2012
What will MItt and his crew do for YOU? Unless you're one of the wealthy, the answer is NOTHING! When have teh RepubliCONS EVER done anything for society, in general? NEVER. But they are very good at handing out perks to their rich associates.
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09:37 AM on 06/28/2012
Undo indefinite detention 
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Pammy2
I'd rather laugh with sinners than cry with saints
11:24 AM on 06/26/2012
So you like being lied to by Republicans?
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09:37 AM on 06/28/2012
I only like being to by democrats!
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Saxton
10:42 AM on 06/26/2012
Since the Mandate was a Republican idea, developed by the Heritage Foundation and many Republicans supported it, if it was a Republican president who pushed for it, where would Americans fall?
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lemmyk73
When you see a Rainbow, it is God having gay sex.
10:42 AM on 06/26/2012
2 points- First, this shows how terribly Obama sold the law- or was that intentional since the law is a disaster designed to enrich pharma and ins companies on middle class backs.

Secondly, the poll is flawed- nobody knows what is in the bill thus nobody can say for sure they like "much of what is in it". What the pool seems to show is support for Obama. If you support OBama (bad choice) then of course you will say you like the law.

The law is not HC reform. It is INS reform. The law is also a GOP idea and since when has the GOP EVER produced anything useful in recent memory? Why would Obama use a GOP idea?

what we need is sensible, affordable and responsible reforms implemented one at a time in the least intrusive fashion as possible. We need to remove the pork from the law and also create incentives for Americans to get healthy. The current bill offers nothing so Americans get healthy. It only enables bad health behavior.
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nomoresoundbytes
Positivity is better for health than hostility!
11:23 AM on 06/26/2012
Gee, not all Democrats are robots, spouting the party line. That makes us a bit different from a majority of Republicans - like the ones in Congress.
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lemmyk73
When you see a Rainbow, it is God having gay sex.
11:50 AM on 06/26/2012
PArt of the democrats party line is "We are not like Republicans".

Both parties are equally useless and anybody who supports them is complicit in their crimes.
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Pammy2
I'd rather laugh with sinners than cry with saints
11:25 AM on 06/26/2012
"Nobody knows what's in the bill'?
I don't agree. I think people know quite a bit of what's in it. That's why they support the individual aspects of it.
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lemmyk73
When you see a Rainbow, it is God having gay sex.
11:56 AM on 06/26/2012
Individual aspects that have been on the news and internet.

Nobody has actually read the full bill cover to cover. Nobody. It is not understandable by "common folk".

Has anyone read about the "medical loss ratio"
What about that $105bil slush fund buried in the bill to be spent on anything.

Nobody knows what is really in the bill. It is a disaster that needs to be repealed.
10:41 AM on 06/26/2012
Here we go again. Everybody agrees we need health care reform. The only reason we don't get it is because there is no comromise between two ever more antagonistic parties. There are probably good parts to both ideas but the hatred prevents any agreement. And by the way, I'm tired of this "people come from all over the world for our health care" crap. They come from all over the world for our doctors. The doctors come here from all over the world because this is the only place they can become very wealthy doing what most of the rest of the world treats as a good job.
Grunty1
Micro-bio this
10:49 AM on 06/26/2012
Stop with the false equivalence. The entire existance of the mandate, something that seems to generate the majority of the negative feedback, was exactly that, a compomise. Rushpublicans proposed adding it, as they have wanted to do for decades and Democrats pocepted, hoping that it would get some Rushpublicans on board. Wishful thinking, naturally.
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nomoresoundbytes
Positivity is better for health than hostility!
11:22 AM on 06/26/2012
Excellent points!

I remember when they actually DID work together for the common good, I think the Dems tried when they were discussing the reform - they made a LOT of modifications to appease the opposition.

And yes, we have created this environment in our capitalistic manner. Health care is a gigantic industry! I just wish there were more focus on wellness than treatment by drugs. That would benefit people and health, but not business.
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DarkTruths
Jesus was a liberal. Why do you hate Jesus?
10:41 AM on 06/26/2012
If the Stupreme Court overturns the healthcare mandate, won't that also invalidate all those state laws that require all car owners to buy car insurance? It's the same thing.
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10:44 AM on 06/26/2012
So who forced you to get a drivers license? Who forced you to buy a car? Take a bus and you won't need insurance.
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DarkTruths
Jesus was a liberal. Why do you hate Jesus?
10:47 AM on 06/26/2012
Wow, they let 4th graders on here?
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DarkTruths
Jesus was a liberal. Why do you hate Jesus?
10:48 AM on 06/26/2012
So don't go to the emergency room if you lose an arm. After all, no one's forcing you...
10:41 AM on 06/26/2012
When the demand goes up and the supply remains stable, the price starts heading north. You give free healthcare to a whole bunch of people (millions) who can't afford it or don't want to pay for it, someone is going to have to fork over the money to cover the cost. Guess who that's gonna be?
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sean62965
Do you really need my "micro-bio"?
10:43 AM on 06/26/2012
Learn more about it. The GOP talking are not cutting it.
Grunty1
Micro-bio this
10:50 AM on 06/26/2012
Guess who it already is?
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politicalgenius
Mr. Too School for Cool
10:35 AM on 06/26/2012
Americans love the provisions but hate the mandate -- which is no different than the mandate to have car insurance or home owners insurances and now apartment complexes are mandating renter's insurance.

When the Democrats started to let lies about the HC Reform from the insane asylum MisterMurdock owns that MisterAiles runs replace the truth, this is the mess that results from. Explain the legislation that Americans understand because one thing is for sure and two things for certain, Democrats over-estimate the collective intelligence of voting Republicans. Spell it out for them in coloring books or pop-up books but leaving it open for the GOP propaganda machine to manipulate will always mean legislative disaster.
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LVNVprog
Keep Your Hands Off My Obamacare
10:33 AM on 06/26/2012
Thanks to the FOX dis-information Channel they never hear that many want "Medicare For ALL" and are therefore opposed to this cobbled not all-inclusive plan. In president Obama's willingness to compromise - he gave up the key to the store. The Corporate Wall Street and Pharmaceutical Republicans plus Senator Lieberman, Ben Nelson and other Bought Democrats made sure Americans could be extorted out of every penny and threatened with death - should they not pay up outrageous premiums, or be unfortunate and unable to get - or afford insurance.
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barackvspalin
spreading YOUR wealth around is a better idea
10:36 AM on 06/26/2012
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Libs are like trained seals.

As soon as they get frustrated and have nothing to add, they bark "fox fox" and then blow a little horn and get a fish.
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10:40 AM on 06/26/2012
They are attracted by the word FREE. Libs would love to be able to call an auto insurance company 5 minutes after they hit a tree and demand coverage.
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DarkTruths
Jesus was a liberal. Why do you hate Jesus?
10:40 AM on 06/26/2012
No no no, you're mixed up. It's Fox that blows.
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Rascals Veda
Go. Do. Be.
10:39 AM on 06/26/2012
This is what I've been shouting, too!
Lieberman, Health Insurance Inc.'s man on the inside.


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10:32 AM on 06/26/2012
The 44% that fully support the plan is awful close to the 47% that pay nothing into the Federal Treasury. Seems that at least 3% are hoping to get off the government teat. The other 44% want to become a bigger burden to the contributors.
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LVNVprog
Keep Your Hands Off My Obamacare
10:40 AM on 06/26/2012
Please State ALL the Facts. Some people are Retired and Paying no taxes. There are Childen Also. Disabled Military. This is just More FOX nonsense for the gullible.
Many would love to pay taxes if Republicans would be willing to create ONE JOB via infastructure building, instead of concentrating how to gut Clean Air and Water, Social Security, Worker Protections, Food Safety, Medicare, etc, etc... to provide more to Billionaires at their Alter of Tax Cuts.
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10:42 AM on 06/26/2012
So tell me SL, what percentage of the 44% are disabled. My father is retired and still pays tens of thousands a dollar every year in taxes. We are waiting with baited breath for you to tell us what Rachel has told you to post.
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sean62965
Do you really need my "micro-bio"?
10:49 AM on 06/26/2012
Not to mention workong families. They all pay their taxes, they just get to write off a whole lot more with children, mortgage interest, medical.
No one gets a tax free paycheck, even contract 1099 people have to file returns. It just depends on what they can write off.
I have been federal taxes since 14. I am single and don't get the tax breaks afforded to married people with children. So for 33 years, I have paid in. I pay property taxes to educate children I don't have. Not to mention fuel taxes, sales tax, and the other taxes included in our everyday lives.
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Rascals Veda
Go. Do. Be.
10:47 AM on 06/26/2012
Your logic is grossly flawed.