Talk about begging the question. Given the choice between losing health care and a public option, of course most Americans would rather not lose their health care. But it's a false choice, it's like saying which is better, a cure for cancer or killing all children under 18 on Earth? I dare say a number of Americans would be against a cure for cancer under those circumstances.
Sixty-three percent (63%) of voters nationwide say guaranteeing that no one is forced to change their health insurance coverage is a higher priority than giving consumers the choice of a "public option" health insurance company.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 29% take the opposite view. They say it’s more important to give people a government-sponsored non-profit health insurance option.
Most liberal voters say giving people the choice of a public option is more important. But most moderates put guaranteeing that no one is forced to change their health insurance first, and conservatives overwhelmingly agree with them.
Currently, 53% of insured voters say it’s likely they would have to change their health insurance coverage if the health care reform plan proposed by President Obama and congressional Democrats becomes law. That helps explain why 54% of voters believe that the health care system needs major changes, but just 41% support the comprehensive reform proposed by the president.
Then again, so far the Republicans have the President's health care reform as killing the elderly, paying for health care for illegal aliens, paying federal money for abortions and the next step towards total control of your lives by a President who is not even an American citizen, all of which are ludicrously false.
But it's not stopping them from saying 63% of Americans are against the public option now, isn't it? When has the truth ever mattered?