1. Are you aware that Massachusetts has a law requiring all state residentsIf 92% of people think everyone has a right to health care, yet a 49% plurality of people don't think anyone should be compelled to buy it, a true Universal, single-payer system would likely be an even more popular choice than the status quo. Let's hope politicians can keep up with the public on this issue, especially here at home in Massachusetts. The status quo has already proven to be a massive failure and our politicians need to be proactive instead of reactive in addressing it, before anyone actually dies from this new bill's policies.
to have health insurance?
Yes — 92%
No — 8%
2. Do you believe people should be compelled to buy health insurance even if they don’t want it?
Yes — 42%
No — 49% (18-35 year olds are most supportive at 50%; 56 and older are least
supportive at 37%.)
3. Do you believe all people will purchase the health insurance they are required to buy?
Yes — 19%
No — 73%
4. Do you believe everyone has a right to healthcare?
Yes — 92%
No — 7%
The State should look into single-payer and other, similar systems (perhaps akin to Germany's) and make plans to change our current failure within the next twelve months. Hopefully, our politicians will have to stop being so risk-averse and come out with another plan that will make Massachusetts a leader all over again - true universal coverage, where no one is left behind with either no coverage or bad coverage. If these politicians want to be remembered for sparking a true revolution, right from Beacon Hill, they should vote for real reform on health care and not our current system, which amounts to corporate welfare and false promises of "universal coverage." We've already done it with marriage equality, let's now solve society's great problem: health care.