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Comparison of LSU Random Survey Results (Before and After)

The information below is derived from survey responses from citizens polled by the Public Policy Research Lab at the Reilly Center for Media and Public Affairs at LSU.

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What is the main reason you favor or oppose the health care reform plan?

Before

After

  • Current system is a mess.
  • Two things: 1) The federal govt should stay out of the health care business-we cannot afford it. 2) The govt should not be in the business of telling me who or when I can see the doctor.
  • The reason I favor the plan is your died from medical malpractice.
  • help people give them
  • Favor.A family member need health care an cannot afford it.
  • i assist in this work
  • dont like different things added to the bill and the bill should be straight
  • oppose the program because the citizens will have to pay with taxes
  • because I believe all Americans should have health care
  • respondent is in favor because she believes everyone has the right to healthcare.
  • something has to be done - insurance companies should be done away - the "paper pushers" get 40% of the money. this one is favored because "down the road" when this plan has to be changed, then the "correct" health plan will be approved.
  • to help people
  • I dont' think I can afford it, and they don't know what they're doing. There are lots of things coming out right now, and lots don't have to do with reform, it's socialism.
  • she opposes it because of the cost and she does not see the gov't giving any quality.
  • oppose because it is too far reaching to begin with. they ahould fix the problems with the current gov't programs then make changes
  • he believes that it should be a constitutional right for every American to have some type of healthcare.
  • FAVOR THE PLAN BC IT WILL HELP THE PEOPLE THAT NEED IT AND THOSE THAT OPPOSE IT BC IT WILL TAKE AWAY MONEY FROM THE INSURANCE COMPANIES
  • beleives health care is a basic human right
  • It doesn't really effect me, but it effects members of my family. I'd like to see everyone covered.
  • FAVOR IT BC EVERYONE IS ENTITLED TO IT.
  • It is only an issue of how it is paid for.
  • because everyone is NOT equal - that is why she favors the healthcare reform plan(even as it is)now.
  • FAVOR BELIEVE EVERYONE SHOULD HAVE HEALTH CARE
  • There is a tremendous need for reform wheather we go with Obama's health plan or not. Just make it affordable and coverage for all.
  • I have a diabetic daughter and can identify with the struggle. Please elimanate pre existing conditions!
  • Dont have much input right now
  • We are the people and I think our voice counts and I do not favor the plan considered right now.
  • Dont know
  • oppose-because we can't afford it
  • I'm not quite sure.
  • ON a fixed income and am managing right now and it is change then that would be another story.
  • I favor it because I believe everyone should have health care.
  • I think that society has an obligation to provide for the poor, elderly, or disabled.
  • So everyone will have an equal chance at good health care
  • comes across immediate or implied government taker over. It assumes that health coverage is a right
  • Because soemthing needs to be done, and the health care reform plan is a start to get things done.
  • something needs to be done
  • need a little more information.
  • in favor because of the moral right of every citizen to be afforded health insurance. it is a plain moral issue.
  • Oppose because he want to federal governments to back out and they should not be involved.
  • Favor, because i think it's the right thing to do.
  • There is too much cost involved and it would be mismangement wealthfare systems.
  • new ideas can come out of the situations . improving can be done give a chance.
  • I favor because it would be more equitable to those who to pay for there own health care insurance.
  • everybody should be treated fairly in favor of plan
  • he would like to see the cost of healthcare brought down in other ways such as tort reform, and see inter-state abilities to get health care. also, see a health care savings account for everyone.
  • need to help those who do not have health care
  • 1
  • bc of the cost
  • favors reform beacuse it will provide coverage to those who cannot afford it while improving care as well. not in favor of cost that will be incurred to complete the process however
  • favor it and feels he will get old one day and will need help.
  • Approve
  • I'm afraid of it. I didn't vote for OBama because of his health issues. He seems to have social ideas. I voted republican because I was sick of Bill Clinton.
  • I favor this health plan because everyone should have a right to health treatment. You should want a healthy society. If people can't be treated from this desease-Swine Flu, They need health care to treat the people. A sick nation can't defend itself.
  • IT WOULD FUND ABORTION AND IT WILL ADD MORE PEOPLE AND NOT MORE DOCTORS.
  • in favor of the plan but wants the poor to have it. more important than a bank going out of business
  • I do oppose because afraid of the bottom falling out
  • makes more of a comminist state. too much control by government.
  • I DO FAVOR THE HEALTH CARE REFORM BUT THERE SHOULD BE SOME TYPE OF FLOOR/LIMITS.
  • I believe everyone should care.
  • It's a plan that's way past the date of being implemented, we really need it.
  • The reason I favor because I feel my family will benefit . I feel that other families can benefit as well
  • EVERYONE NEEDS HEALTH CARE
  • too many americans ,especially children dying because of no proper healthcare.I have been to other countries and i feel tht we need a reform in our health care.
  • because I may get sick one day
  • Needs health insurance for herself.
  • BECAUSE OF THE INCREASE IN TAXES AND THE COST TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WE HAVE A SPENDING PROBLEM.

  • The cost, no choice to private or government, there is no bill to pin down any particular idea that will be enforced.
  • Not enough healthcare professionals, no one has discussed tort reform.
  • Favor attempt to provide services for people that are currently uninsured. Favor that it requires everyone to have insurance which may help to decrease cost.
  • It is government take over, socialism, communism
  • Things are out of control in some areas, and reform can at least begin to look at changing some of this.
  • More people need access to care. I am not sure that mandating low income people is the answer. It will just put more money into the hands of insurance compan
  • We cannot afford to wait. It's already been discussed for 40 years. It is going to get much worse.
  • Affordability, government control
  • Too much control to govt, it does not address costs enough
  • All Americans should be insured.
  • My wife died from malpractice.
  • I oppose because it is politicians putting it together, instead of doctors/hospitals and insurance companies.
  • I don't, too many holes.
  • We need reform, we need coverage for all, we need quality care, defensive medicine wastes millions, tort reform, duplication of services waste.
  • Given the economic crisis we are in right now and the relatively ineficient attempts the govt has given at getting involved in the medical field, I think tha
  • Going to put a squeeze on folks in the middle, leadership doesnt get it especially for chronic/disabled.
  • No one should die or go broke because they cannot afford healthcare. HEALTH CARE FOR AMERICA NOW!!

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