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Published: Tuesday, May 6 2014 1:05 p.m. MDT

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Open Minded Mormon
Everett, 00

"Americans are still not pleased with the Affordable Care Act"


Once again the study is flawed...

I'M not pleased with the Affordable Car Act.
It doesn go far enough.
I want a Single-Payer option.

Try wording a REAL survey with that in it,
You'll be surprised by the result.

Salt Lake City, UT

Bear in mind that there is an ongoing well-funded media campaign against the ACA by wealthy ideologues of the right wing. Some of this criticism is getting interesting, attacking the ACA through the left as it were. Some of the campaign accuses the ACA of benefiting insurance companies too much! This comes as no surprise to those of us on the left who wanted more. But the campaign as run by the Kochs is disingenuous.

American Fork, UT

It's a start. We could have, and should have, done better.

Mike Richards
South Jordan, Utah

If we accept the Constitution, we will automatically reject any "personal welfare" programs or policies from government. When we are so foolish that we would sell freedom to a politician who tells us that some "rich guy" will pay for our health care, we don't deserve freedom. Freedom comes with great responsibilities, one of which us that we will never ever ask others to pay our personal bills.

Mainly Me
Werribee, 00

Thanks to Barry and his conspirators in Congress, there will be a change in the Senate to Republican control. Not that anything will come of it....

The Real Maverick
Orem, UT

Fine. Repubs win.

Let the rich do whatever they want to this country.

Take away the health care of millions. Let insurance companies cut people for pre conditions. Heck, get rid of Medicare and Medicaid! Get rid of it all and see the state of the country after all that.

This is your baby repubs. You built this! Now own it!

Salt Lake City, UT

I am a small business owner, one that would supposedly suffer if we had single-payer. What nonsense. If we had Canadian style medicare, I could offer the same health care as IBM. And all of my competitors would be paying the same as me. A level playing field. Uh, Mike the Supreme Court disagree's with you.

2 bits
Cottonwood Heights, UT

It's a baby-step. Get ready for a wild next 10 years...

Google "The Fix Is In: From ObamaCare Set-Up To Single-Payer Solution" (Forbes Magazine)

It says... "As a matter of record, President Obama is an avid long-time proponent of single payer system dating back at least to his time as an Illinois Senator"...


Google "Harry Reid Says Obamacare Just A First Step Toward Single Payer"...

He said in an interview with the Las Vegas Sun, “What we’ve done with Obamacare is have a step in the right direction, but we’re far from having something that’s going to work forever...

a provision that was explicitly designed as a single-payer advance-scout, the government-run insurance plan usually referred to as the “public option” was removed from the final bill. The Obama administration was never particularly concerned with the public option anyway; it was floated mostly in order to be sacrificed so that President Obama could say he compromised on a big liberal goal".

So we have about 10 years left before we will be where Progressives have us where they really want us...

Huntsville, UT

Would have preferred single payer, so no, I'm not thrilled with the ACA. But, it is a heck of a lot better than nothing.

Cedar Hills, UT

people like unemployment and high insurance premiums and they also like the fact that they lost their doctor. What's not to like?

Billy Bob
Eagle Mountain, UT

Open Minded Mormon (2:03 pm),

That is not all the poll asked. It also asked why they disapprove. Of those that disapprove, the most important reasons cited are:

1. too much government involvement (most important reason for 42%, a major reason for 80%)
2. law is too expensive for the country (26% and 76%),
3. law's requirement that all have health insurance (14% and 58%),
4. own health care may suffer (12% and 57%).

Please tell me where in these reasons for disapproving a desire for a single payer system falls. If what you want is a poll that asks "Do you want a single payer healthcare system" the results would be even worse than they are for Obamacare. I guarantee it.

Salt Lake City, UT

The disapproval of Obamacare has been climbing and will continue to do so as more and more people are made aware of their loss of freedom and more of their money because of it.

My brother was diagnosed with a life-threatening degenerative disease a little less than 3 years ago. The treatments are prohibitively expensive without the UTAH HIP plan that he was very fortunate to have found shortly after the diagnosis. Until the implementation of Obamacare he was very grateful to ve able to afford that "sub-standard" healthcare plan. Since it's cancellation the alternatives available under Obamacare are drastically more expensive and, consequently, completely UNaffordable. The increased stress he is now experiencing with no insurance is making his condition worse. From his support group he's found he is not alone in having the previous support pulled out **because** of Obamacare!

Obamacare is a wretched fraud perpetrated, as are almost all socialistic frauds, using duplicitous and dictatorial tactics. It will only be remedied by removing the crooks who put it in place. That will only happen if enough voters wise up. I hope we're seeing that process now.

Provo, UT

@ Mike Richards -- Well then I hope you are principled enough that you never ever take Social Security or Medicare. Because unless you die relatively early, if you take it, you're going to get out of it much more than you paid in (particularly Medicare.) I've only known one person who truly followed their principles and refused Medicare. And he and his wife are not in their late 60's, so it will be interesting to see what they do when he is too old to work. Of course now they can get Obamacare, but prior to the ACA they would have been out of luck because the wife has horrible health. It's easy to feel like you're invincible...until you aren't anymore.


Its very surprising to me that the populace hasn't risen up AGAINST Obamacare before now. Hopefully they will rectify that situation in 2014.

People have lost jobs, lost insurance, and/or had their working hours reduced. Wasn't it Obama who said he WANTED people to have jobs?

Even people who have purchased Obamacare with "subsidies" (free money apparentally)find that they can't afford the premiums, much less the deductibles.

Repeal Obamacare please. We're dumping billions of dollars into a program that won't work, except to have MORE people unemployed.

Is that what democrats want?

Ultra Bob
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Every thing we know, and every thing we think we know, we got from somebody else. And in this age of transmission of opinions by electronic means, the things we think are the things we're told to think. And, since the people who own and control the loudest voices are a tiny minority, America's thought process is controlled by a tiny minority.

Opinion polls do not actually reflect what Americans think and believe, they only measure the effectiveness of the controllers.

one vote
Salt Lake City, UT

All editorials on this issue suspect for big money influence. Money buys poll results.

Kaysville, UT


Allowing children to stay on parents insurance until they are 26.

Getting rid of pre exhisting conditions. (which gives freedom to an entrepreneurs to do what they do best)

Expansion of medicaid

Subsidies to help those who can't afford to buy insurance.

Not allowing insurers to charge women more than men for insurance.

Not allowing insurers to drop you if your healthcare exceeds a dollar amount.

Allowing insurers to charge more to smokers.

Establishing a maximum out of pocket expense.

Encouraging preventive care.

A "marketplace" where people can shop healthplans by cost and benefits without having to go through "underwriting" with the real fear of rejection or approval only on condition they can charge you 30% more for asthma etc.

All of you who think the government shouldn't offer subsidies have more than likely been getting subsidies for years in the form of buying your health insurance with pre tax dollars which wasn't available to most in the individual marketplace. You will also likely enjoy subsidized medicaire someday. Have a heart.

The Real Maverick
Orem, UT

Dnews moderator, GOP is an abbreviation for "Grand Old Party." That's why it's in caps.

I thought repubs didn't trust polls?

Now they do? Why?

It's so hard to keep up with the GOP's flip flopping.

E Sam
Provo, UT

You think tens of millions of dollars spent on misleading and factually inaccurate anti-ACA propaganda had maybe some small effect?

Provo, UT

So basically the writer is saying that health care for Americans just isn't worth it. Only the rich deserve health care, huh?

The next few years are going to be interesting. The working class is headed on a head on collision with those who have waged and are winning class warfare. They've sucked our wealth away. They've bought off our judicial and legislative branches. Now they wish to suck our health care away.

Will we continue to argue among ourselves as the rich take away our homes and final freedoms too as we are plunged into a gilded age slavery system?

Or will we finally fight back and win our freedoms and rights back?

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