Based upon recent research conducted on the health care reform debate, TargetPoint's CEO, Alex Gage, penned an op-ed last week for Townhall.com.
The key point? America is ready for health care reform – just not a sweeping re-creation of the entire system.
Some of the key data points are listed below, but we encourage you to read the whole thing here: http://bit.ly/5cwnTs
- 63% of voters agree that “my health care is too important to risk on one gigantic piece of legislation rushed through Congress. I would rather see Congress take a more thoughtful step by step approach, focusing on common sense reforms.”
- A nearly universal 97% deem “making insurance more affordable” an important part of reform, with 69% rating it extremely important.
- Respondents were asked what percentage of a health care reform plan should be focused on coverage, cost and quality - 55% of voters assigned more weight to cost than they did coverage, and on average they assigned cost seven times the weight and importance they gave to coverage.
- When asked to choose between complete descriptions of the Republican and Democratic plans (without labeling them such), voters chose the GOP plan 63%-37%.
Ultimately, the American public is looking for a comprehensive, step by step, common sense restructuring of the health care system over the massive, incredibly expensive, one size fits all, all at once plan offered by Speaker Pelosi.