UConn Poll: Obamacare Unpopular

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A University of Connecticut Poll has found that most Americans disapprove of the soon-to-take-effect Affordable Care Act.

\"uconnBy a 53-38 margin, adults surveyed had an unfavorable view of the act, also know as Obamacare. According to the survey of 1,015 people, 42 percent say the country is worse off under Obamacare with just 29 percent say the country is better off.

Among those polled, 57 percent said they have enough information about the law, but 45 percent said they are not sure how the Oct. 1 launch date for the program will affect their own health coverage.

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52 thoughts on “UConn Poll: Obamacare Unpopular

  1. Connecticut is circling the drain

    Do you think liberals give a wit what the people think? Let them eat cake.

    As long as Dems keep buying votes with more free goodies given to a growing and needy entitlement class, this country is doomed. Take that to the bank.

    1. Mr Bill

      you got that right, bro. we liberals pound the table with an iron fist.

      oh and by the way, i guess you would like to return to the days when insurance companies determined in a myriad of ways, how to not cover an illness then get you tossed off by raising the premium until you could not afford it.

      ya, Mr Retro. but you probably worked for a government now sitting on your overly grown derriere complaining about how expensive things are and how the old days are gone forever.

      1. Johngaltwhereru

        Nope Billy,

        Once again, like most people who support this law, you have a severe misunderstanding of it’s provisions.

        This law does NOTHING to prevent insurance companies from raising your premiums until you can’t afford them. NOTHING. Sure, they can’t flat out drop your coverage, but they can raise the price as much as they would like.

        Most of the rest of your post is incorrect as well.

      2. Scott

        BTW Bill, here is the dirty little secret of how health insurance works. The vast majority of health insurance is provided to employees of companies. For the most part these companies have 2 options. They can buy self insured plans or fully insured plans. Self insured means the employer bears the risk for all costs associated with the care provided and fully insured means the insurance company bears the risks. The majority of lives covered by commercial insurance are in the self insured category. As such when people are denied care by insurance it is due to language approved by the employer and not the insurance company. Hmmm, that means the employers are the bad guys and not the nasty insurance company. The reason you don’t hear this explained by the insurance company is that there is nothing to be gained by pointing out that the plan sponsor is the bad guy. No one succeeds in business by dissing the customer.

  2. Mike

    The table isn’t what liberals are “pounding with an iron fist,” and come Oct. 1 you’ll find out just what part of your tender undercarriage is going to receive that fist.

    I would prefer the government didn’t usurp 1/3 of the US economy and instead allowed interstate competition and stopped mandating coverages. That’s what drives the cost up.

    But soon we will be like Britain which has the lowest cancer survival rate in the free world because they ration cancer screenings. Want to know what it’s done to British dental care? Ask an Englishman to smile.

    1. Mr Bill

      Mike…mike…mike… The British dental system is a whole lot better than the Italian system. I know. I once lived in Italia and anyone living there who could afford it, went to England for dental treatment. As far as the “iron fist-” ouch.

      1. kim

        of course you noticed, Mike, how billy didn’t address you complaint about British health care and the sword of Damocles called obamacare hanging over our heads. Instead, he diverted to Italian healthcare.

        Here’s his calculation: British health care is better than Italian health care, so obamcare is great. Note the new math and you’ll have a glimpse into billy’s idea of ‘thinking’

        1. Mr Bill

          Kimmy Boy: that sword is not hanging over everyone’s head. But only in the minds of the insecure and the sociopaths and those who are shakened by the phoney false propaganda machine the right wingers backed by industry put out.

          No, we are on the right path just need a little fixing not purging of the great Affordable Health Care Act.

          Love it or Leave it.

      1. Mr Bill

        Kim;

        Hartford vice Squad rounded up a bunch of prostitutes last night. Were you in that bunch? Or did they miss you this time?

      2. Mr Bill

        Oh… and BTW Kim, your Tea Party Cruz recites nursery rhymes while Rome burns? Are you kidding?

        The democrats will have both houses next year.

        it’s time for a drink.

        bottoms up. oops, I should say that to you.

        1. The Conn-servative

          Billy,I have to agree with you that Cruz reciting Green Eggs and Ham was beyond stupid. I’m sure that in the history of the House and Senate, a demorat has done something similar and is equally stupid. Time limits should the rule of the day for anyone up there speaking. 21 hours for one person is just complete bs.

          1. Mr Bill

            “GREEN EGGS AND HAM” (by Doctor Seuss)

            I AM SAM. I AM SAM. SAM I AM.

            THAT SAM-I-AM! THAT SAM-I-AM! I DO NOT LIKE THAT SAM-I-AM!

            DO WOULD YOU LIKE GREEN EGGS AND HAM?

            I DO NOT LIKE THEM,SAM-I-AM.
            I DO NOT LIKE GREEN EGGS AND HAM.

            WOULD YOU LIKE THEM HERE OR THERE?

            I WOULD NOT LIKE THEM HERE OR THERE.
            I WOULD NOT LIKE THEM ANYWHERE.
            I DO NOT LIKE GREEN EGGS AND HAM.
            I DO NOT LIKE THEM, SAM-I-AM.

            WOULD YOU LIKE THEM IN A HOUSE?
            WOULD YOU LIKE THEN WITH A MOUSE?

            I DO NOT LIKE THEM IN A HOUSE.
            I DO NOT LIKE THEM WITH A MOUSE.
            I DO NOT LIKE THEM HERE OR THERE.
            I DO NOT LIKE THEM ANYWHERE.
            I DO NOT LIKE GREEN EGGS AND HAM.
            I DO NOT LIKE THEM, SAM-I-AM.

            WOULD YOU EAT THEM IN A BOX?
            WOULD YOU EAT THEM WITH A FOX?

            NOT IN A BOX. NOT WITH A FOX.
            NOT IN A HOUSE. NOT WITH A MOUSE.
            I WOULD NOT EAT THEM HERE OR THERE.
            I WOULD NOT EAT THEM ANYWHERE.
            I WOULD NOT EAT GREEN EGGS AND HAM.
            I DO NOT LIKE THEM, SAM-I-AM.

            WOULD YOU? COULD YOU? IN A CAR?
            EAT THEM! EAT THEM! HERE THEY ARE.

            I WOULD NOT, COULD NOT, IN A CAR.

            YOU MAY LIKE THEM. YOU WILL SEE.
            YOU MAY LIKE THEM IN A TREE!

            I WOULD NOT, COULD NOT IN A TREE.
            NOT IN A CAR! YOU LET ME BE.
            I DO NOT LIKE THEM IN A BOX.
            I DO NOT LIKE THEM WITH A FOX.
            I DO NOT LIKE THEM IN A HOUSE.
            I DO NOT LIKE THEM WITH A MOUSE.
            I DO NOT LIKE THEM HERE OR THERE.
            I DO NOT LIKE THEM ANYWHERE.
            I DO NOT LIKE GREEN EGGS AND HAM.
            I DO NOT LIKE THEM, SAM-I-AM.

            A TRAIN! A TRAIN! A TRAIN! A TRAIN!
            COULD YOU, WOULD YOU ON A TRAIN?

            NOT ON TRAIN! NOT IN A TREE!
            NOT IN A CAR! SAM! LET ME BE!
            I WOULD NOT, COULD NOT, IN A BOX.
            I WOULD NOT, COULD NOT, WITH A FOX.
            I WILL NOT EAT THEM IN A HOUSE.
            I WILL NOT EAT THEM HERE OR THERE.
            I WILL NOT EAT THEM ANYWHERE.
            I DO NOT EAT GREEM EGGS AND HAM.
            I DO NOT LIKE THEM, SAM-I-AM.

            SAY! IN THE DARK? HERE IN THE DARK!
            WOULD YOU, COULD YOU, IN THE DARK?

            I WOULD NOT, COULD NOT, IN THE DARK.

            WOULD YOU COULD YOU IN THE RAIN?

            I WOULD NOT, COULD NOT IN THE RAIN.
            NOT IN THE DARK. NOT ON A TRAIN.
            NOT IN A CAR. NOT IN A TREE.
            I DO NOT LIKE THEM, SAM, YOU SEE.
            NOT IN A HOUSE. NOT IN A BOX.
            NOT WITH A MOUSE. NOT WITH A FOX.
            I WILL NOT EAT THEM HERE OR THERE.
            I DO NOT LIKE THEM ANYWHERE!

            YOU DO NOT LIKE GREEN EGGS AND HAM?

            I DO NOT LIKE THEM, SAM-I-AM.

            COULD YOU, WOULD YOU, WITH A GOAT?

            I WOULD NOT, COULD NOT WITH A GOAT!

            WOULD YOU, COULD YOU, ON A BOAT?

            I COULD NOT, WOULD NOT, ON A BOAT.
            I WILL NOT, WILL NOT, WITH A GOAT.
            I WILL NOT EAT THEM IN THE RAIN.
            NOT IN THE DARK! NOT IN A TREE!
            NOT IN A CAR! YOU LET ME BE!
            I DO NOT LIKE THEM IN A BOX.
            I DO NOT LIKE THEM WITH A FOX.
            I WILL NOT EAT THEM IN A HOUSE.
            I DO NOT LIKE THEM WITH A MOUSE.
            I DO NOT LIKE THEM HERE OR THERE.
            I DO NOT LIKE THEM ANYWHERE!
            I DO NOT LIKE GREEN EGGS AND HAM!
            I DO NOT LIKE THEM, SAM-I-AM.

            YOU DO NOT LIKE THEM. SO YOU SAY.
            TRY THEM! TRY THEM! AND YOU MAY.
            TRY THEM AND YOU MAY, I SAY.

            sAM! IF YOU LET ME BE,
            I WILL TRY THEM. YOU WILL SEE.

            (… and he tries them …)

            SAY! I LIKE GREEN EGGS AND HAM!
            I DO! I LIKE THEM, SAM-I-AM!
            AND I WOULD EAT THEM IN A BOAT.
            AND I WOULD EAT THEM WITH A GOAT…
            AND I WILL EAT THEM, IN THE RAIN.
            AND IN THE DARK. AND ON A TRAIN.
            AND IN A CAR. AND IN A TREE.
            THEY ARE SO GOOD, SO GOOD, YOU SEE!
            SO I WILL EAT THEM IN A BOX.
            AND I WILL EAT THEM WITH A FOX.
            AND I WILL EAT THEM IN A HOUSE.
            AND I WILL EAT THEM WITH A MOUSE.
            AND I WILL EAT THEM HERE AND THERE.
            SAY! I WILL EAT THEM ANYWHERE!
            I DO SO LIKE GREEN EGGS AND HAM!
            THANK YOU! THANK YOU, SAM I AM.

          2. Mr Bill

            Conn serv : I just returned from another one week road trip. Yes, sometimes I have time to play and other times I am working 15 hours a day.

            Play time now. Let’s see what will happen. As another poster said and if I may borrow some of his words, Rome burns while a Republican recites nursery rhymes.

            Ya baby.

          3. The Conn-servative

            You are using his line, at least in terms of these blogs,and you know,imitation is one of the greatest forms of flattery. :)

          4. Mr Bill

            Con serv: then I will flatter Kim if it means I can use his words for my advantage. But your response really is not valid as old sayings go.

  3. Common_Tator

    Just STUPID! People who don’t even know what it will be like think “they don’t LIKE it” When so many – Our President, Senate and House LOVE it !! Just because they exempted themselves* from it is no reason the people who can’t do that should think they won’t like it!

    Try it ! You’ll LIKE it !

    *(By getting someone else to PAY for it for them!)

  4. Kevin Sutherland

    This poll is far too simplistic to reveal actual support for Obamacare. When polled on the specific policies included in Obamacare, people overwhelmingly support them. The fact is the term itself has just become a divisive, partisan buzzword.

    1. kim

      Kevin, how are people polled on specifics that are still unkown and have been unknown since day one? Remember the phrase: you have to pass it to see what’s in it. The truth is, we still don’t know what to expect but we do know that the spectre of obamacare is lending to an increase in healthcare costs and an increase in public skepticism

    2. Johngaltwhereru

      When polled on the “nice” specifics, people like certain provisions.

      You don’t see many polls asking are if people support the upcoming rate increases, that they don’t get to keep their old insurance, that their doctor does not participate with their new insurance, increased taxes, that this law was sold with pure lies…

      Could you direct me to the findings of those polls? Or are those polls reflected in the massive overall disapproval of this law by the people who pay attention?

      1. Mr Bill

        Galt:

        Health insurance increases have been ongoing for a long time. Once again, you bend the facts to match your predispositions.

        Your defined “old insurance” was never one instrument. If you were privately underwriten and you were found with a chronic condition, the company trid to find any way to not cover the condition and at end, they simply arbitrarily raised the premium until the consumer could not afford it. What kind of insurance is that that is so wonderful to have? It works fine until you get sick. But practioner’s never care about that part did they?

        Your comments are purely from a practioner’s revenue point of view. Not the consumer. We were terrorized under the “old” system. But you are unable to understand that little tidbit, mr Money Bags.

        Frankly, Right now, I could give a rat’s ass about polls. The opposition has used every trick in the book to confuse and frighten people into believing in the worst. You of course, remember the accusations of pending “death committees” that would rule on a person’s worthiness to live. Pure bull.

        So you build your argument on the results of having frightened the population Into confusion.

        You enjoy others doing the dirty work, than you cite statistics to prove your tainted theory. How clever, Dr Mengula.

        1. Johngaltwhereru

          Why would a doctor care if rates go up? You have to buy the insurance that pays the doctor regardless of the cost. This is like people being forced by the Government to by gift certificates to be used to purchase your art.

          Actually, everything I mentioned has a negative effect on the consumer and not the Doctor. Of course, this law is bad for both.

          And please, please don’t pretend that opposition to this law is due to Republicans scaring people. Opposition is growing as the blind finally realize the only truth spoken about this law has came from Republicans.

          The death committees were actually called death panels. You not liking the term does not mean they don’t exist. The propaganda term inside Obamacare is the Independent Payment Advisory Board, and even Howard Dean has railed against this Death Panel.

          Finally, according to this weeks analysis from sources across the idealogical spectrum, ObamaCare is going to make insurance cheaper for lower class people, however not so cheap that the lie that this bill would cover 30 million uninsured has been dropped to less than 10 million of those uninsured. More importantly, the middle class, especially those just out of subsidy qualifications are going to get hammered.

          You think the polls look bad now, wait until the members of the middle class that don’t pay any attention find out what is going on. Wait until they see they were lied to about premium costs going down. Wait until they see they were lied to about not raising their taxes. That should work out well for Democrats.

          1. Mr Bill

            Jg: listen pal, I sat on a death panel once. It was my vote that determined whether my mother lived or died. She died. It was a merciful vote. I question myself every day. This took place 11 years ago.

            So don’t fuck with me over terminology and scare tactics of the disgusting right wing when they suggest that death panels will materialize under Obamacare.

            You foolish little fucker.

          2. Johngaltwhereru

            They already materialized.

            And you making life and death decisions for your mother has absolutely nothing to do with the government making life and death decisions for the masses, with no regard for the family or the patient’s opinion.

            You should know by know that emotion laden arguments, whether irrelevant like yours, or directly relevant, have no effect on me. I only deal in logic and reality.

          3. The Conn-servative

            Moderators,are you going to continue to allow Billy to post using this kind of language. I am a little ignorant,but I’m pretty sure it is an FCC violation. Although, I think the FBI is in charge of the internet. But then again,given the current administration,any violation would only be enforced towards a conservative so need I say more. Sorry about the run on….

          4. Mr Bill

            Galt: I have long understood that no opinions influence anyone here no matter how reasonable the position is presented. One either agrees with someone or disagrees. I have never heard or almost never heard anyone suggest that they were moved to change their opinion.

            Conn-Serv: you, me and Galt are the only ones reading this so I took liberties. Can you handle a few cuss words now and then?

            I have been notified about the need to begin choosing a new health care insurance product. Yes, I am a little insecure about the unknown like everyone else. But I am confident all will work out. I think this unknown component and the growing anxiety is a normal reaction to to this. It will work out. It will be fixed where needed. The big disappointment for me was not removing it from the insurance companies or at least strongly regulating it. Galt made the remark that the companies will have free reign on prices and this is no doubt, the result of corporate interference is ultimately the public good of the people.

            Health care coverage for all is accepted in all developed countries. We should do likewise and stop being so backward like we are with gun possession.

          5. Johngaltwhereru

            Billy,

            The reasons single payer is awful are numerous.

            But let’s look at this from the poverty and destruction of the black family point of view. You have already admitted that many of The Great Society programs have had a negative effect on the black family. You have admitted they have contributed to the scourge of single motherhood. You came close to, but should have fully admitted, that these programs have contributed to generational poverty through removing incentives to advance up the socio-economic ladder.

            How would single payer be any different than any other Great Society Program, other than the fact that it would bring a far greater percentage of the population into economic stagnation?

            How long until the Liberal quest for equality in everything causes the producers to start going Galt in large numbers? How do you fund the utopia at that point?

            BTW, I have had my mind changed a few times by persuasive and logical arguments presented on this blog. Just not emotion based arguments.

          6. Mr Bill

            Galt: and it was you constant arguing about the great society programs as well as listening to,public speakers who I have known to respect that have swayed me.

            On single payer, I will say that sometimes it is worthy to observe other developed nations health care plans while developing ours. Same with gun control laws. You know, all developed nations on earth can’t all be wrong on these issues. Let’s listen and be smart about it. Instead of lawmakers always being led to the alter of sacrifice by the corporate community whose only mission is to maximize profits in any way they can.

            Galt, I do not believe this behavior as it relates to this insurance is healthy when you have the industry making these decisions.

            I have always been the first to admit that the complications of evolving a coverage program for all is beyond my pay grade. But I am certain of what doesn’t work. And I am fully cognoscente of the damage of partisan politics.

            I will emphasize the importance of studying other models that work well while we forge ahead.there are some very wise people out there but it all comes down to partisan bickering. Maybe the Titan FDR had a viable solution though draconian by stacking the Supreme Court.

            As for those “death Panels” which in a manner, always existed since medical decisions must be rendered; it was a push button issues designed to frighten and confuse. Sarah Plain mentality.

            So we will close our government down tomorrow, then we will open again with The Affordable Plan in tact. And I will begin studying which plan best fits my circumstance.

          7. Mr Bill

            Galt: maybe, in a way, the Great Society programs, though having failed in the mission, were America’s way of offer reparations to a people so thoroughly stripped by reason of skin color, of the opportunity to develop and prosper.

          8. johngaltwhereru

            Billy,

            I agree that our model needs improvement. Socializing medicine is not the way to do it. Like the gun control debate, comparing us to other Countries ignores some demographic realities.

            For example, most Western Countries with Socialized Medicine don’t have large groups of minorities that have been brainwashed for the last 50 years that their plight in life is due to the rich white majority, and that they are owed all they need in life at the expense of the rich white majority. Those Countries certainly do not have 47% of their population paying $0 income taxes.

            As far as your reparations comment, I already stated that all Great Society Programs and War on Poverty Programs were failed Reparations projects.
            However, this was not the intention. The intention, like most Liberal redistribution schemes is to trap a voting base in Government dependence.

            AS LBJ said touting The Great Society, “With one signature, I’ll have those N**gers voting Democrat for the next 200 years.”

  5. e pluribus unum

    Obamacare assumes the people are too stupid to make their own decisions regarding their healthcare. Nanny government wants to tell you what you should buy. Make that, what you MUST buy and who you will buy it from. And what it will cover.
    Not everyone wants coverage that includes hair transplants. Presently there are affordable options that companies and their employees are happy with. Obamacare makes those illegal because they don’t cover everything Obamacare says they must. The price to cover all the Obamacare issues makes it unaffordable for companies where the present policies are affordable and acceptable to employers and employees.
    Obamacare thus forces employers to not offer the present , perfectly fine coverage, and lower the number of hours an employee works or pay a fine for not offering what people don’t want.

    This is America. Not some banaba republic where the tyrant dictates what people must do. Or is it?

  6. Mr Bill

    Change is always met wit foreboding. And when fear mothering is thrown into the mix, you get a lot of frightened people willing to listen to the loudest mouths.

    The Affordable Health Cate Act will work. If you loose your job, you will not loose your health insurance. If you refuse to buy and you get sick, society will pay because you will not be refused emergency care. Now, you will be taxed if you do not apply for health care insurance and this is appropriate.

    I would suggest that everyone calm down and take a deep breath. Including Kim.

        1. kim

          your noise is simply an annoying distraction, gollum. Like loud motorcycle pipes. You need everyone to notice you are in the room, only to play the fool and be ignored.

          1. Mr Bill

            Again, Kim No One: Thank you very much for doing my job; that is disclaiming your value to these boards.

            Good morning, Kim No One.

            Ha…ha…Ha…

  7. Megel

    This is a Megel again. As you a know, me and my wife no work. But come a to CT to get a free welafare, rent, food a stampos, cell phones and medical is the best around. You CT have a so much, and a complain so much but like sheep. That’s why we like. You all a wimpie people with no a balls. We like a CT, and tell everyone in old country to come. We a come and you a pay. Ha, ha, ha.

    1. Kim

      exactly right will. and that’s what simpletons like billy choose to ignore. These sheeple moan and groan about the so-called 1% and how they bend everything to their betterment, but call any law that screws the middle-class, hard-working taxpayer while exempting politicians, unions, etc, GREAT. The sad thing is they don’t see or acknowledge their own hypocrisy.

      Blind obedience to the party line – that’s the liberal way

  8. The Conn-servative

    The Unaffordable Healthcare Act will be the coup de gras implemented onto what’s left of what our working class. Everyone who supports it and FORCED it onto everyone else through lies,manipulation and the famous, ‘we’ll see what’s in the bill after it’s passed’ comment, should enter it their own healthcare plan that embodies everything they say is great and let them enjoy it’s fruits. This is coming from a group of people who support a women’s so called “choice”, but don’t want you making a choice to opt of this Obamination plan. If something is so good,they go ahead and enjoy it as long as it’s legal,but don’t draw everyone else into it. This is socialism at it’s finest.

    1. Mr Bill

      Then may workers of the world unite.

      Power to the people.

      Comrade, join us in the new world order or we will send you to a labor camp.

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