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Tweet of the Week: 60% Believe Obamacare will Increase the Deficit

Posted By Todd Thurman On April 28, 2010 @ 8:00 pm In Obamacare | Comments Disabled

Tweet of the Week [1]

Rasmussen Reports had an interesting tweet [2] about Obama’s Health Care Reform legislation:

@RasmussenPoll: 60% Believe health care law will increase deficit, 58% favor repeal… http://tinyurl.com/RR1383

Not only do 60% of Americans believe that health care reform will increase the deficit, but 58% also believe that the correct thing to do is repeal the law.

Digging deeper into the numbers, of the 58% who want to repeal the law, 47% strongly believe that we should repeal it, while only 29% strongly oppose repealing the law. Further still, only 19% think Obamacare will actually reduce the deficit.

Meanwhile, 57% believe it will increase the costs of health care, while only 18% believe it will reduce the cost. The majority was proven right earlier this week when the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released a report saying that health care costs would increase [3].

Perhaps the most telling statistic from the poll [4] is the fact that 51% believe that the quality of health care will go down, while only 24% think it will improve. The bottom line to all these numbers is that the left tried selling us a bill of goods, but the majority isn’t buying it.


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[1] Image: http://www.foundry.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/tweetofweek.jpg

[2] tweet: http://twitter.com/RasmussenPoll/status/12886674344

[3] health care costs would increase: http://blog.heritage.org../2010/04/23/side-effects-it%E2%80%99s-official-higher-health-care-costs/

[4] poll: http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/healthcare/march_2010/health_care_law

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