Sunday, June 21, 2009


So what's the problem?

New York, NY (AHN) - A new poll found the majority of Americans support health care reform, including a controversial measure calling for the establishment of a government-run non-profit health insurance plan that would compete with private for-profit plans.

According to a press release on results of the New York Times/CBS News poll released Saturday, 72 percent of Americans support a government insurance plan - including 50 percent of Republicans.

The poll also revealed that many Americans "think the government would do a better job than the private sector providing coverage and controlling costs."

However, the poll also found that there were concerns over the cost of creating such a plan. And while many Americans were willing to pay more in taxes to create a universal health insurance plan pollsters found support declined when specific dollar amounts were mentioned.

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