Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Party Divisions and Health Care

There’s new news for health care that, according to Senator Tom Harkin, “ought to give Democrats a shot in the arm to get this job done.”

            Though many Americans are still worried that the cost of their health care will increase or that they will see no direct benefit from Obama’s health care plan, a recent poll shows that they still trust Democrats more than Republicans on the issue of health care. This may help to reduce divisions between Democrats and create a more pleasant solution.

            Honestly, I have no problem with the bill taking forever to get passed. To me, it could take years, but that’s fine as long as it’s done right. My only problem is that it seems nobody can agree (as I said in my last post).  How can there be a correct solution when nobody can agree on anything?

Most people agree that something needs to be done, which is probably why they trust the Democrats more than Republicans to handle it. We may consider ourselves the best country in the world, but our health care system definitely doesn’t reflect it. Something does need to be done.

However, Democrats really need to think about how this is going to work. If a bill is going to get passed, it needs to have steady support. Hopefully, Democrats will take this poll to heart and understand that they need to be united (at least somewhat).


  1. This poll is really interesting, especially because in just a month, more Americans believe that quality, coverage, insurance requirements and costs would get worse. I think this only further proves that we need health care reform.

  2. Yes, I think it's interesting as well that Democrats are associated with fairer, quality healthcare. If I remember correctly, 77% were in favor of the public option very recently. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/08/20/new-poll-77-percent-suppo_n_264375.html

    Hopefully, we can start listening to the American people and create quality reform.