One of the most puzzling aspects about the argument over socialized medicine, pardon me, health care reform is the claim by the administration that no one will lose their private insurance.
A new report commissioned by the Heritage Foundation says that simply is not true. In fact, it claims that 83 million people will be kicked out of their private plan and into government run programs.
No wonder polling numbers show a big slide in public confidence for President Obama's plan.
"...A new poll suggests public approval of the way President Barack Obama is handling health care reform is slipping.
The Washington Post-ABC News survey says since April, Obama's approval rating on the issue has declined from 57 percent to 49 percent, with disapproval rising from 29 percent to 44 percent.
The president's overall approval rating stands at 59 percent positive and 37 percent negative. It's the first time Obama's approval rating has fallen below 60 percent in Post-ABC polling since he took office."
"...Seventy-eight percent (78%) of U.S. voters say it is at least somewhat likely that taxes will be raised on the middle class to cover the cost of health care reform. Fifty-six percent (56%) say it’s very likely.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 15% of voters think it’s unlikely that the cost of health care reform will require raising taxes on the middle class."