Sunday, February 15, 2009

The People Want Government Healthcare

Good news. 49% want government health care versus 32% that think it should be up to private enterprise. Is anyone in DC or on Beacon Hill listening?

Personally, I don't think Massachusetts should wait for DC. There's no reason why we can't do single-payer on our own and leverage a similar level of health care savings. Just give everyone Commonwealth Care. It's a transition we could probably make in just a few years and it would save the average person in Massachusetts a lot of money over their current health insurance premiums - not to mention saving cities and towns everywhere within our borders.

The poll had some other interesting results: major swings have taken place on opinions about marijuana and gay relationships, with huge generational differences among both groups. I wouldn't be surprised to see 70-80% of people support gay relationships in another 15 years, as well as a majority supporting the legalization of marijuana.

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