American Voters Against Obamacare 50% to 44% … Will the Finance Committee do the Will of the People?


As the Senate Finance Committee prepares for their vote Tuesday on it’s version of Obamacare, the most recent Rasmussen poll shows that the American voters are against Obamacare reform by a 50% to 44% margin. The question is will the Senate Finance Committee listen to the will of the people? The present Senate proposal requires Americans to buy insurance for pay a fine. That is opposed by Americans by an even greater rate, 55% – 32%.

If the congressional plan passes, 26% of voters say the quality of health care will get better, and 50% say it will get worse. In August, the numbers were 23% better and 50% worse.

Fifty-one percent (51%) say passage of the plan will make the cost of health care go up while 21% say it will make costs go down. In August, 52% thought the plan would lead to higher costs, and just 17% thought it would achieve the stated goal of lowering costs.

The version of the plan working its way through the U.S. Senate now includes a proposal that requires young and healthy Americans to either buy health insurance or pay a $750 annual penalty for not having it.

Just yesterday, the insurance lobbyists took the gloves off and released a PricewaterhouseCoopers analysis that stated that health coverage costs for families would increase by 111 percent in the next 10 years under provisions proposed by the Senate Finance Committee. They stated that the bill would drive up premiums.

A new report by health industry lobbyists at America’s Health Insurance Plans, prepared by consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers, concludes that health coverage costs for families would increase by 111 percent in the next 10 years under provisions proposed by the Senate Finance Committee. That means costs would jump, on average, to $25,900 for families by 2019, and to $9,700 for individuals.

White House spokeswoman Linda Douglass called the report “distorted and flawed”. What did you expect them to say, that they were correct? These are the same people that created the snitch on your neighbor email so to nark on others that dare come out in opposition to Obamacare. What exactly would one expect the White House to say? It was the White House who turned on the insurance industry and put the blame on them when his Obamacare reform failed and they shifted the focus on health insurance reform. A desperate President has also attacked doctors along the way as well.

Of course they will demonize the insurance carriers as having mush to lose. Like Obama does not? his entire Presidency rests on the passage of Obamacare reform. Let’s get real here. Obamacare reform has never been about “We the People”, it’s been about a power grab. If healthcare was so important and so urgent, why are they not passing tort reform that would begin tomorrow rather than pushing all changes off until 2013?

Democrats and their allies scrambled on Monday to knock down a new industry-funded study forecasting that Senate legislation, over time, will add thousands of dollars to the cost of a typical policy. “Distorted and flawed,” said White House spokeswoman Linda Douglass. “Fundamentally dishonest,” said AARP’s senior policy strategist, John Rother. “A hatchet job,” said a spokesman for Senate Finance Committee chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont.

But the health insurance industry’s top lobbyist in Washington stood her ground. In a call with reporters, Karen Ignagni, president of America’s Health Insurance Plans, pointedly refused to rule out attack ads on TV featuring the study, though she said she believed the industry’s concerns could be amicably addressed.

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  • Comments

    11 Responses to “American Voters Against Obamacare 50% to 44% … Will the Finance Committee do the Will of the People?”

    1. Jayne on October 13th, 2009 12:07 pm

      The Reps. in DC have forgotten they work for us. They work for the will of the people. Vote them out.

    2. super dave on October 13th, 2009 1:14 pm

      I wonder what perks Olympia Snowe received for her yes vote ?

    3. Jason on October 13th, 2009 4:36 pm


      Like they did to the Republicans?

      You always use Rasmussen for your polls..Some polls suggest that more than 50% want some type of change.They need to do something, and hopefully they will.

    4. A Texas Grandfather on October 13th, 2009 5:45 pm

      If the Democrats manage to pass this piece of legislation, “We the People” need to have a recall electon for every one of them. They have ignored the will of the people and should pay the price by loosing their jobs and all their pention benifits.
      The Republican party needs to dispell Olimpia

    5. Ross Wolf on October 13th, 2009 8:14 pm

      Health Insurance Bill Raises Economic Concern For Real Estate

      The Obama Government provided Billions of Taxpayer Dollars To Prop Up Banks After the Sub-Prime Mortgage Collapse.

      Now The Obama Government Is Undermining The Value Of The Residential Real Estate That Secures Bank Loans by Including Mandates In their Forced Health Insurance Proposals: (Surcharges, Taxpayer Insurance Cost Exclusions, Taxes, and Penalties) That Will Prevent Middle Class Home Buyers Qualifying For Mortgage Loans. Democrats have never addressed the collateral economic damage that will be caused by Real Estate Values Dropping, after many middle class Americans no longer qualify for mortgages, because they must buy health insurance or pay penalties. Unfairly U.S. Taxpayers and Businesses directly and indirectly will be forced to subsidize poor people as determined by the government. Should Real Estate Agents Disclose to home buyers, the Costs Of Forced Health Insurance / Penalties Might Make It Difficult To Pay increasing Adjustable Mortgage Rates?

      Ross Wolf

    6. Carpe on October 14th, 2009 1:10 am

      It is really becoming crystal clear to me
      that WE THE PEOPLE exists only in our memories

      We are being socially engineered. Even when you
      vote for a really swell fella that you so totally
      believe in.

      Repub, Dem… it really doesn’t matter. They
      sing different tunes… but they appear to be
      both getting the overall primary objectives
      stacked into place.

      A plan can really come together when you pound
      from all sides maximizing synergy.

      I hope more people start to realize it as well.

      We have far too many confused souls running around
      unknowingly getting caught up in the middle of it.
      Agenda 21: The Death Knell of Liberty

    7. super dave on October 14th, 2009 11:11 am

      of course the 50% of this country that put barry in office want this change. they will get it for free while the other half pay the bill.
      just look at jason’s posts, he’s living proof.

    8. Carpe on October 14th, 2009 1:36 pm




      OCTOBER 27, 2007:

      “This is what the truth is and what a candidate will never say but what a candidate should say… We are going to have to, if you’re very old, we’re not going to give you all that technology and all those drugs for the last couple of years of your life to keep you maybe going for another couple of months. It’s too expensive. So we’re going to let you die.”

      Grandma and Grandpa,




    9. Scott on October 15th, 2009 8:00 am

      Ah…lol..I’ve never seen a poll that suggested 50% of people want some change….actually 80% or more LIKE their health care coverage and do not want it changed…

      I love liberal spin and talking points…just like the American people are against the Public Option but yet Pelosi stands up there and says the American public wants the Option? She lives on Mars and so do her liberal leftist puke of society followers!

    10. Ross Wolf on October 18th, 2009 5:04 pm

      Could Forced Health Insurance Collapse Banks?

      Following the Sub-prime Mortgage Crisis the Obama Government used and borrowed billions of Taxpayer Dollars to prop up Banks suffering from mortgage defaults. Afterward, Democrats included in health bill proposals mandated (Surcharges, Taxes, Taxpayer Insurance Cost Exclusions, and Penalties) that will prevent many Middle Class Home Buyers Qualifying For Mortgage Loans: middle class Americans buy most homes. Democrats’ mandated health insurance charges and penalties will disqualify home buyers and lower home selling prices (home values) that secure bank mortgages.

      Historically declining or non-appreciating home values have impacted construction, manufacturing jobs, financial institutions and home selling prices, dependent on a stable housing market.

    11. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi Unfavorable Rating at 58% | Scared Monkeys on October 18th, 2009 7:22 pm

      [...] has stated that she wants a government run public option, even though that is hardly the will of We the People. We all know that Obama is really for a government run single payer health care system. [...]

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