In this morning's New York Times are the results of a CBS/NYT poll about Health Care.
Would you favor or oppose the government's offering everyone a government administered health insurance plan like Medicare that would compete with private health insurance plans?
Favor - 72%, Oppose - 20%.
I favor. Health care is a right not a privilege.
Would you be willing or not willing to pay higher taxes so that all Americans have health insurance that they can't lose no matter what?
Willing - 57%, Not willing - 37%.
I am willing to help those less fortunate than I by paying a bit more in taxes.
Which is a more serious problem right now: keeping health care costs down or providing health insurance for Americans who do not have any?
Keeping costs down - 26%, Providing for uninsured - 65%.
Among Republicans: Keeping costs down 52%, Providing for uninsured - 44%.
Among Democrats: Keeping costs down 15%, Providing for uninsured - 78%.
I believe providing for the uninsured is more serious. It looks like Republicans are more concerned with keeping a buck or two in their pocket than in helping those less fortunate. Predictable. Shameful.