Monday, December 23, 2013
Merry Christmas, Private Slovik, It's time to talk about getting health insurance
Before talking about getting health insurance this Christmas season one may want to forego the hot chocolate and head straight to the liquor cabinet. The latest CNN/ORC poll is not exactly a wellspring of tidings of comfort and joy to Obamacare supporters. Perhaps reading aloud Yes, Virginia there is a Santa Claus before bringing the subject up might get you past the skeptics in our skeptical age and if the listeners have ingested sufficient volumes of high proof spirits the conversation might be conducted in civil voice tones at least until the sky high deductibles are mentioned.
Who in the family likes Obamacare? Practically nobody. Only 35% support the law while 62% oppose it. Support among both men and women is 35% while women oppose it slightly less than men 60% to 64%. White people? Remember that group? Only 27% of white respondents support Obamacare and 71% oppose it. Among the young-the 18 to 29 group-support is 38% while 59% state opposition.
The poll also finds that 63% think Obamacare will make health care more expensive and only 7% think it will make it more affordable. Bah! Humbug!