Mike the Mad Biologist

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  1. #1 JasonTD
    January 29, 2010

    RE: 51% Of Self-Identified Republicans In Swing Districts Favor A Public Option

    Would you favor or oppose the national government offering everyone the choice of a government administered health insurance plan — something like the Medicare coverage that people 65 and older get — that would compete with private health insurance plans?

    Every poll that ends up with a result of large support for a public option has included the comparison to Medicare in the question. Since Medicare is single-payer, which the public option in any form would not be, that is a flawed comparison. I feel that it is just a way to sell the question, in other words, to push the poll.

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