Poll results

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Citizen’s health care working group. Health report to the American people. July 2006, Appendix C. http://govinfo.library.unt.edu/chc/recommendations/appendix_c.html

2/3 of Americans polled want fundamental change in health care, even with government involvement.

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Thomas Bodenheimer, Kevin Grumbach. Understanding Health Care Policy: A Clinical Approach. Lange Medical Books, 2005, p. 3, 25…………….

79% of Americans want “fundamental changes” or “complete overhaul” of health system.

p. 109 Correlation between gun availability and death rate among those under 25 years old

p. 25 Those with annual incomes below $10,000 and 3-6 times more likely to die before age 64 than those with incomes over $25,000

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Aaron E. Carroll and Ronald T. Ackerman. Support for National Health Insurance among U.S. Physicians: 5 Years Later. Ann Intern Med, Apr 2008; 148: 566 – 567. http://www.annals.org/content/148/7/566.extract

Of more than 2,000 doctors surveyed, 59 percent said they support legislation to establish a national health insurance program, while 32 percent said they opposed it

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http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/07/29/politics/main5196340.shtml

CBS/ New York Times poll 66 percent of Americans still want the government to provide a health insurance plan like Medicare to compete with private health insurers.

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http://abcnews.go.com/images/PollingUnit/1091a2HealthCareReform.pdf

Poll indicates Americans in single payer systems (Medicare, the VA) are much happier than those dependent upon private health insurance.

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September 2007 CBS News poll:

reported that 55 percent of Americans “think having one health insurance program covering all Americans that would be administered by the government and paid for by taxpayers” “would be better for the country” than “keeping the current system where many people get their insurance from private employers and some have no insurance.”

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http://www.pollingreport.com/health.htm, Page 1

October 2007 Gallup poll:

reported that 54 percent of Americans favor “establishing a national healthcare system funded by the government, similar to the ones in Canada and Europe.”

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http://www.gallup.com/poll/102349/Any-Healthcare-Reform-Plan-Will-Americans.aspx

December 2007 Associated Press/Yahoo poll:

reported that 65 percent of Americans believe that “the United States should adopt a universal health insurance program in which everyone is covered under a program like Medicare that is run by the government and financed by taxpayers.”

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http://l.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/i/us/nws/elections/2008/yahoo2topline.pdf, Page 15

December 2007 Associated Press/Yahoo pol:

l reported that 65 percent of Americans believe that “the United States should adopt a universal health insurance program in which everyone is covered under a program like Medicare that is run by the government and financed by taxpayers.”  (December 14-20, 2007, Associated Press/Yahoo poll

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http://l.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/i/us/nws/elections/2008/yahoo2topline.pdf, Page 15

January 2009 CBS News/New York Times Poll reported:

that 59 percent of Americans (up from 40 percent in 1979) said that “the government in Washington should provide national health insurance,” and that this is not “something that should be left to private enterprise.”

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http://www.pollingreport.com/health.htm, Page 1

June 2009 New York Times/CBS News poll:

reported that 72 percent of Americans favors “the government offering everyone a government-administered insurance plan like Medicare.”

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http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/21/health/policy/21poll.html

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