The Associated Press is reporting that the Obama administration may drop a keystone of Obamacare -- a government-run insurance plan -- in order to get something that remotely looks like health care reform through Congress.
The so-called 'public option' provision has been among the most controversial proposals being debated in Congress and has met widespread resistance from the American public.
And speaking of the public, a new Rasmussen poll says the majority of Americans would rather see no health care reform at all rather than swallow the socialized medicine contained in the Obamacare plan.
From Rasmussen Reports:
Thirty-five percent (35%) of American voters say passage of the bill currently working its way through Congress would be better than not passing any health care reform legislation this year. However, a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that most voters (54%) say no health care reform passed by Congress this year would be the better option.Read more at Rasmussen Reports
This does not mean that most voters are opposed to health care reform. But it does highlight the level of concern about the specific proposals that Congressional Democrats have approved in a series of Committees. To this point, there has been no Republican support for the legislative effort although the Senate Finance Committee is still attempting to seek a bi-partisan solution.
Not surprisingly, there is a huge partisan divide on this issue. Sixty percent (60%) of Democrats say passing the legislation in Congress would be the best course of action. However, 80% of Republicans take the opposite view. Among those not affiliated with either major party, 23% would like the Congressional reform to pass while 66% would rather the legislators take no action.
Voters who earn less than $20,000 a year are evenly divided but a majority of all other voters would prefer no action. Middle income voters, those who earn from $40,000 to $75,000 a year, are most strongly in favor of taking no action.
Originally posted at TONY PHYRILLAS