It turns out that the American people are more worried about losing their private insurance than getting a “public option.” Explains Rasmussen Reports:
Sixty-three percent (63%) of voters nationwide say guaranteeing that no one is forced to change their health insurance coverage is a higher priority than giving consumers the choice of a “public option” health insurance company.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 29% take the opposite view. They say it’s more important to give people a government-sponsored non-profit health insurance option.
Most liberal voters say giving people the choice of a public option is more important. But most moderates put guaranteeing that no one is forced to change their health insurance first, and conservatives overwhelmingly agree with them.
It’s time for Congres to pay attention. First do no harm, runs the Hippocratic Oath. That’s a good place for legislators to start.