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September 30, 2014

Poll: Government Healthcare Trumps Private Insurers

The Morning Consult: “Morning Consult polling shows clear public frustration over cost with the biggest sectors of the health industry. Words like “greedy” and “expensive” appear frequently when voters are asked to describe what comes to mind when they think of hospitals, health insurance companies, prescription drug companies and medical device companies.”

In a word or two, could you please tell me what comes to mind when you think of health insurance companies?

h1 Poll: Government Healthcare Trumps Private Insurers

 

In contrast, those surveyed gave largely positive attributes to care providers and government healthcare programs.  Words likes “good” and “needed” are used throughout voter descriptions of what comes to mind when they think of physicians, nurses, Medicare, and Medicaid.

In a word or two, could you please tell me what comes to mind when you think of Medicaid?

h7 Poll: Government Healthcare Trumps Private Insurers

  • embo66

    Once again, voters appear to be skeptical of power and appreciative of government programs. I am reminded of polls showing overwhelming support by voters for background checks, a path to citizenship, an increase in the minimum wage, higher tax rates on the wealthy, employer coverage of birth control . . .

    It’s our elected officials — most esp. Republicans — who aren’t listening. Yet they keep getting elected.

    The disconnect is haunting. I guess Fox News and all the rest have truly confused enough voters that they believe it’s the GOP who is for the very things the GOP is totally against.

  • zappa24

    I like how the end results are shaped like the Carolinas.

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