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Americans Fear “Reform” Will Raise Health Care Costs

By on 1.1.10 | 4:32AM

The American people ain't dumb.  They realize what will happen when the government comes to "help" them on health care.

According to Rasmussen Reports:

Seventy-eight percent (78%) of voters nationwide say it's at least somewhat likely that the health care reform legislation working its way through Congress will cost more than projected. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 14% believe the costs are not likely to exceed projections.

Eighty-one percent (81%) also think passage of the legislation is at least somewhat likely to lead to higher middle-class taxes.

The survey finds that 68% believe the legislation will increase the federal budget deficit. Only 11% say the program will achieve its stated goal of deficit reduction.

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Fifty-three percent (53%) of voters say the cost of care is the biggest health care problem that needs to be addressed. Among this group, 89% say the proposed legislation is likely to exceed cost expectations, 79% believe the plan will increase deficits, and 90% think it is likely to lead to higher taxes for the middle class.

You've just got to love Congress.  It believes health care costs too much today and too few people have access to care.  So in response Congress will raise taxes and then ration care.

Is this a great country or what?!

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