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Why did the majority of citizens oppose this healthcare reform bill?

I see many saying it's because of lies being spread by Republicans. How could that be? They're completely disorganized. I see many saying it's because of lies spread by the insurance companies. How could that be. They're getting a government mandate to buy their product. Have you watched any insurance company stocks throughout this process? Is it because citizens are getting the best look at the corruption of the legislative process that they've ever seen? Is it because they realize that their representatives are representing their own personal interests and those of their donors above those of the citizens? Or is this bill really great and the people are wrong? If this bill is so great, why haven't the Democrats done a better job selling it to the people BEFORE it passed? Spicoli, show me a link to prove your claim. Here's mine: http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/healthcare/september_2009/health_care_reform Reality, so you're basically admitting that the legislation was sold poorly by the Democrats or is this just a spin job to lessen the negative impacts on them? After all, I could probably say the same thing about the Iraq War. If I took 100 people who generally opposed the Iraq War, sat them in a room and educated them on why it had to be done, I bet a majority would change their position. Better yet, both you and I can make that claim and it would be hard to verify the truth. The truth is that the majority strongly opposed passage. Just like the Iraq War and George Bush, this thing will be hung around Democrat's necks and will drag them down in the next election. joelouis, that's a GREAT answer.!

Asked By: Rise Above - 3/22/2010
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cuz people who voted for him think it's far from what he said hed do. And right wing oppose to it for the reasons you probably know.
Answered By: Joelouis - 3/22/2010
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Because it FORCES everyone to buy health insurance or get fined. The fine goes up in price every year. People that can't afford it are screwed.
Answered By: mister - 3/22/2010
 
All the Dems have done is make vague charges of "lies" on the part of Republicans. What lies? Do they mean as in when Obama said in the State of the Union address that cutting 500 billion dollars from Medicare would "improve" health care for seniors? Did anybody actually believe that? Or when he said illegal aliens... More
Answered By: kscottmccormick - 3/22/2010
 
The majority of citizens are at least moderately intelligent patriots who value their Constitutionally guaranteed freedoms and who abhor the idea of allowing our great country to slip in to the hopeless abyss of socialism. ~Dr. B.~
Answered By: michele - 3/22/2010
 
I keep hearing Republicans say the majority of Americans opposed the bill, but the statistics I'd seen showed that was not true. It's just more Republican lies and scare tactics.
Answered By: Jeff Spicoli - 3/22/2010
 
When people understand what's ACTUALLY in the bill, they like it... More
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Answered By: Reality has a Liberal Bias - 3/22/2010
 
They didn't know what was in it. When you tell people what's actually in the bill, instead of calling it stupid names like "Obamacare," they like it.
Answered By: Billy Blaze - 3/22/2010
 
There is NO majority citizen opposition. There is majority citizens approval. Obama promised health care reform, he got elected, in part, for making that promise. He has fulfilled that promise. Those folks that voted for Mr. Obama can feel pleased.
Answered By: PolarFox - 3/22/2010
 
Whether the bill is great or not, health care reform is a major issue, one that many presidents before Obama were trying to accomplish. I work in health care and work closely with insurances, and if you have seen or experienced the amount of s*** that goes on, it's terrible! It's about time some kind of action is done.
Answered By: onelove - 3/22/2010
 
Because it FORCES you to get insurance or suffer a fine. That is SOCIALISM. There are health departments, free clinics, donated services for people who cannot pay. This is government regulating a personal choice. People HATE this.
Answered By: Carly Jacks - 3/22/2010
 
Democrats honestly think that I'm going to pay for their fat shit face to get coverage when they get the illnesses that they asked for with their lifestyle. So I have to now pay for their kids disorders and malfunctions because they shoved hotdogs and macacheese down their throats followed up with dailies to McDonalds... More
Answered By: Sara - 3/22/2010
 
The results of the Kaiser Family poll are... More
Answered By: KH - 3/22/2010
 
more like a minority. stop sticking your head in the sand .
Answered By: Daisy - 3/22/2010
 
I can't speak for everyone who is opposed to this bill, I can only speak for myself. And the reason why I am against it is because it is allowing the corruption within private health insurance to continue. It is not reform.
Answered By: Ginger Peachy - 3/22/2010
 
Polls have consistently showed that 60% support some form of health care reform. The polls that show a slightly higher number oppose this bill than support it include those that oppose it because it doesn't go far enough.
Answered By: wyldfyr - 3/22/2010
 
Democrats are foolish to the nth degree. Are you not aware of our current economic situation? Is this the time to make a move like this? It's nuts. Every REAL expert out there said this is a bad move at this point in time. yet the Dems give Obama what Obama wants... More
Answered By: HomosexualityeExplained.com - 3/22/2010
 
The majority of citizens did, and do, oppose this health care "deform" bill. It is full of arrogance, lies, and corruption. The American public is opposed to higher taxes and medicare cuts to pay for health care of others. Those on medicare paid into the system, those on medicaid have not. BO and his gang of thugs... More
Answered By: Cecil n - 3/22/2010
 
To those insisting the majority of voters support this thing: A razor thin majority of representatives and senators like it. If we agreed, Congress wouldn't have the lowest approval ratings in history. And as to the polls, which ones... More
Answered By: serenely, soMEone - 3/22/2010
 
Because it takes away one of our constitutionally guaranteed freedoms of not being forced into purchasing from a private company. Corruption is totally out of control in gov, we are watching it happen daily. Our representatives are not for we the people, and you obamination lovers out there- we the people does not only... More
Answered By: Ashly - 3/22/2010
 
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