Obamacare was always meant to be the foundation.
There was no way single payer was going to be passed with Obamacare. No. Way. That is nothing to do with corruption, it has to do with voters.
Unfortunately it is not the single-payer, public healthcare system that is needed (and that other countries get for the same costs we are already paying per capita on public healthcare programs)
Just looking at that link and the 'stats' there. Does it appear to anyone else that this was a poll, not a study?
A new poll of adults across the U.S. and in seven states by National Public Radio, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health shows that despite major shifts in the American health care system over the past two years, most U.S. residents report that the health care they personally receive has remained about the same. In terms of health care costs, most adults in the U.S. view these as reasonable, but getting less affordable over time. Survey results also indicate that Americans are more positive about the health care they personally receive than about the functioning of their state’s overall health care system. Where most rate their own health care positively, far more Americans rate their state and the nation’s overall health care system as fair or poor than rate it as excellent.
It is, and the linked webpage cherry-picks a couple of statistics in order to bash Obamacare.
Where most rate their own health care positively, far more Americans rate their state and the nation’s overall health care system as fair or poor than rate it as excellent.
Quote:It is, and the linked webpage cherry-picks a couple of statistics in order to bash Obamacare.
Huh. Seems strange coming from NPR.
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American Thinker (affectionately nicknamed "American Stinker" by its fans) is an online wingnut publication that's more or less the poor man's WND or Newsmax. They've published articles by such conservative luminaries as Noel Sheppard (NewsBusters) and Pamela Geller and such climate experts as S. Fred Singer and Christopher Monckton, as well as an interview with (and hagiography of) white nationalist Jared Taylor.
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