Saturday, June 20, 2009

Divided We're Not

Given this, which matches results from other polls in recent days and weeks:
In Poll, Wide Support for Government-Run Health
Americans overwhelmingly support substantial changes to the health care system and are strongly behind one of the most contentious proposals Congress is considering, a government-run insurance plan to compete with private insurers, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll

Then this next headline would seem to be off. There's nothing "divisive" about it except insurance companies and thus some members of the Senate don't like it. But it hardly splits people, does it?

House Democrats unveil healthcare bill
The proposal includes a divisive government insurance option, among other reforms.

Reporting from Washington -- Senior House Democrats on Friday introduced their plan for reshaping the nation's healthcare system, calling for a new government insurance option, a new mandate on employers to provide coverage and a new guarantee of subsidized healthcare for the poor.

Oh, and in case you're wondering why LA Times copy says "reporting from..." all the time, it's because the clowns running Tribune didn't know a dateline on a story means that that's where the reporter was filing from.

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