Monday, January 25, 2010

More detailed poll stuff

from Nate Silver at Most interesting one that jumped out at me is only 61% of respondents to Kaiser poll saying that the Dem bills banned pre-existing conditions....guaranteed issue. Of course, that is one of the main points. But, that policy comes with an individual mandate. You can't separate them.

In other polls, there are large majorities saying way forward is to pass only bans on pre-existing and do nothing else. This is about the only thing I can think of that would be worse than doing nothing as it would blow up the individual purchase insurance market.

Lots of things jump to mind here. Bad job of communcating, bad process that drew everyone's attention. A roomful of Dems that agree on 95% of stuff will spend all day talking about the 5%. And that in the end, health policy via the latest poll is not likely to produce good policy.

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