Is this the only group really running ads against Obamacare, or are there more?
I've sent financial support to them (and I encourage all those who are willing and able to do the same), but I'm wondering if there are also other groups doing this.
To poster "Reality": Thanks for your cut and paste efforts. But making it against the law for insurers to refuse people with pre-existing conditions doesn't require the government to take-over healthcare, or REQUIRE citizens to purchase healthcare insurance or face civil fines!
The Republican Proposal
(i.e. the one Americans are not rejecting in the polls)
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Let me guess, you already have health care, and you don't give a crap about people who can't buy healthcare due to a pre-existing condition, like me.
It sets up a new competitive health insurance market giving tens of millions of Americans the exact same insurance choices that members of Congress will have." A new Newsweek poll shows 81 percent support for a "new insurance marketplace -- the Exchange -- that allows people without health insurance to compare plans and buy insurance at competitive rates."
"It will end discrimination against Americans with pre-existing conditions." In a Washington Post-ABC News poll this month, 80 percent said insurance companies should be required to sell coverage to people regardless of preexisting conditions; 67 percent said so "strongly."
"It puts our budget and economy on a more stable path by reducing the deficit by $100 billion over the next ten years." A January poll by the Kaiser Family Foundation found that 56 percent of those surveyed would be more likely to back a reform package that reduced "the federal deficit by at least $132 billion over 10 years."
It talks about "closing the Medicare prescription drug 'donut hole' coverage gap." In a Kaiser poll in late November, 68 percent of Americans said closing this coverage gap is an "extremely" or "very" important component of reform. The January Kaiser poll showed that 60 percent were "more likely" to support a reform bill if it helped fill the gap.
A plan for a new "individual mandate" is outlined under the heading "Improve Individual Responsibility." In the most recent Post-ABC poll, 56 percent said they back a requirement "for all Americans to have health insurance, either from their employer or from another source, with tax credits or other aid to help low-income people pay for it." On this question, polls have consistently revealed wide swings in opinion depending on the details. For example, a June Post-ABC poll had support for the individual mandate range from 44 percent if sanctions were included for noncompliance to 70 percent if a tax credit accompanied the rule. (The president's proposal features both.)
An "employer mandate" is branded "Strengthen Employer Responsibility." The February Post-ABC poll showed 72 percent support for requiring businesses to offer private health insurance for their full-time employees. A June Post-ABC poll found that 62 percent backed a requirement that businesses provide insurance or "pay money into a government health insurance fund." But the new Newsweek poll finds broad opposition -- 62 percent -- to fines on larger business that don't offer insurance and on individuals who don't get it (the poll asked about these together). In the January Kaiser poll, 45 percent said they were more likely, but 33 percent said they were less likely, to favor a bill that "penalize[d] all but the smallest employers if they don't offer health insurance to their workers."
The new proposals also include new taxes on individuals with incomes above $200,000 and joint-filers who make more than $250,000: "Broaden the Medicare Hospital Insurance (HI) Tax Base for High-Income Taxpayers." In the June Post-ABC poll, 60 percent supported raising taxes on these higher-income individuals to pay for health-care reform. And in a January Post-ABC poll, 58 percent preferred a tax targeted at wealthier Americans rather than new levies on high-benefit plans, matching the rebalancing in the president's plan (see: "Delay and Reform the High-Cost Plan Excise Tax"). The new plan does include a tax on "Cadillac" plans, which is opposed by 55 percent in the new Newsweek poll.
"Within months of legislation being enacted, it requires plans to cover adult dependents up to age 26." In the January Kaiser poll, 56 percent of Americans said they would be more apt to back a plan that allowed "children to stay on their parents' insurance plans through age 25."
- 1 decade ago
Ive seen those political ads since BEFORE Oboma got elected! THose groups get accused of being racist or right-wing fanatics.
I suport a few of them too. Mostly thru established govt. "think-tanks" like the Heritage Foundation, and Young Americans.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Yup, here's a better one,
- ?Lv 71 decade ago
Mrs. Pelosi looks worried...