Reuters: 84% of Massachusetts residents satisfied with the State's health care plan / individual mandate

  • KissTheSky

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    Jun 29, 2012 3:31 AM GMT
    (Reuters) - A large majority of Massachusetts residents are satisfied with the commonwealth's subsidized health plan, which has components similar to the Obama administration's federal plan, according to a poll released on Thursday.

    The poll by Market Decisions, a research and consulting group, found that 84 percent of residents are satisfied with the Massachusetts plan, which requires most adults to have health insurance.

    The state health plan, launched under former Governor Mitt Romney, was given high marks for the range of services and the quality of care offered, according to the poll.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/03/11/us-massachusetts-health-idUSTRE72A03620110311
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    Jun 29, 2012 3:40 AM GMT
    Keep these facts coming !!!! this is what is needed to fight against the RJ conservaposse disinformation campaign. Love your factual Posts !! Thumbs up to you !!!
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    Jun 29, 2012 5:00 AM GMT
    KissTheSky said(Reuters) - A large majority of cresidents are satisfied with the commonwealth's subsidized health plan, which has components similar to the Obama administration's federal plan, according to a poll released on Thursday.

    The poll by Market Decisions, a research and consulting group, found that 84 percent of residents are satisfied with the Massachusetts plan, which requires most adults to have health insurance.

    The state health plan, launched under former Governor Mitt Romney, was given high marks for the range of services and the quality of care offered, according to the poll.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/03/11/us-massachusetts-health-idUSTRE72A03620110311


    Im glad they like it.

    I dont live in Massachusetts.
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    Jun 29, 2012 8:17 AM GMT
    KissTheSky said(Reuters) - A large majority of Massachusetts residents are satisfied with the commonwealth's subsidized health plan, which has components similar to the Obama administration's federal plan, according to a poll released on Thursday.

    The poll by Market Decisions, a research and consulting group, found that 84 percent of residents are satisfied with the Massachusetts plan, which requires most adults to have health insurance.

    The state health plan, launched under former Governor Mitt Romney, was given high marks for the range of services and the quality of care offered, according to the poll.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/03/11/us-massachusetts-health-idUSTRE72A03620110311


    Great. I guess that speaks well to Mitt Romney’s organizational abilities. Important for the country’s chief executive.
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    Jun 29, 2012 1:58 PM GMT
    I want my Romneycare for all!!
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    Jun 29, 2012 2:12 PM GMT
    catfish5 saidI want my Romneycare for all!!



    Not to worry, sweetie, help is on the way icon_wink.gif
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    Jun 29, 2012 2:23 PM GMT
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    catfish5 saidI want my Romneycare for all!!



    Not to worry, sweetie, help is on the way icon_wink.gif


    TOO CLEVER, CJ!

    and also SO TRUE.

    Even if Romney wins, OBAMACARE/ROMNEYCARE will remain in place and Will Expand.

    The reason is the cost savings and the better results.

    Even an aged gay Republican with a mind operating on the level of a twink can figure out that ROMNEYCARE/OBAMACARE is our future.
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    Jun 29, 2012 2:31 PM GMT


    The irony is delicious.
    Obama took Romney's plan and reform and made it nation-wide. Rather than say,
    " Hey look, Obama recognized a great Republican idea and put it to work. See how great that Republican idea was? So great that Obama ran with it!"
    ...some of the RJ conservs here doomsay and complain in detail how awful it is.

    Good grief.


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    Jun 29, 2012 2:35 PM GMT
    meninlove said

    The irony is delicious.
    Obama took Romney's plan and reform and made it nation-wide. Rather than say,
    " Hey look, Obama recognized a great Republican idea and put it to work. See how great that Republican idea was? So great that Obama ran with it!"
    ...some of the RJ conservs here doomsay and complain in detail how awful it is.

    Good grief.



    ^^^^ A great example for all too see how clueless some are to the reality that "What is good for Massachusetts" is NOT "Good For The Country as a Whole". No one is arguing, least not Romney or his supporters, over the need of a health care overhaul. How this overhaul on a national scale is implemented and, most importantly, how it is paid for, is where we have a huge divide.
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    Jun 29, 2012 2:40 PM GMT
    What Romney did and said about Massachusetts will be considered by the voters as relevant as Obama's cocaine use at Harvard.

    There is no doubt that Romney and Republicans, if they have majorities in the House and Senate, will repeal ObamaCare.

    That is all that matters.
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    Jun 29, 2012 2:41 PM GMT
    Umm...we seem to remember a pile of topics recently screaming about unconstitutional etc

    If it needs tweaking, tweak it. Good grief.
    The fact is, it's an excellent Republican idea proving good things come from Republicans just as they do from Democrats.

    This is not hard to understand, or shouldn't be.

    Personally, I think if Romney had run and won the 2008 election, this plan would be in place nationally already.
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    PS If you're trying to get people to vote Republican, it seems to me that touting Obamacare as Mitt's invention is likely putting a favourable light on Mitt.

    "Gosh, golly. Mitt came up with that idea that the Supreme court endorsed? Cool! Maybe I'll vote for him!"

    Getting my point yet?
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    Jun 29, 2012 2:51 PM GMT
    socalfitness saidWhat Romney did and said about Massachusetts will be considered by the voters as relevant as Obama's cocaine use at Harvard.

    There is no doubt that Romney and Republicans, if they have majorities in the House and Senate, will repeal ObamaCare.

    That is all that matters.


    God, John, it just chaps your ass that the majority of Americans understand that college and grad school is often time of drug experimentation and use.

    Was George Bush's extensive history of cocaine use and alcoholism relevant to the 2000 campaign? We were told no at the time by people just like you.

    To compare that to implementing a transformative statewide public policy is ludicrous.
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    Jun 29, 2012 2:56 PM GMT
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    socalfitness saidWhat Romney did and said about Massachusetts will be considered by the voters as relevant as Obama's cocaine use at Harvard.

    There is no doubt that Romney and Republicans, if they have majorities in the House and Senate, will repeal ObamaCare.

    That is all that matters.


    God, John, it just chaps your ass that the majority of Americans understand that college and grad school is often time of drug experimentation and use.

    Was George Bush's extensive history of cocaine use and alcoholism relevant to the 2000 campaign? We were told no at the time by people just like you.

    To compare that to implementing a transformative statewide public policy is ludicrous.

    Simply not a factor. You miss my point. Not saying what should or shouldn't be relevant, so making comparisons is pointless. Voters did not consider Obama sitting in Wright's church for 20 years to be a factor either, even though it might have impacted or reflected his fundamental ideology.

    People only care about the future, and the choice could not be any clearer.
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    Jun 29, 2012 3:00 PM GMT
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    Christian73 said
    socalfitness saidWhat Romney did and said about Massachusetts will be considered by the voters as relevant as Obama's cocaine use at Harvard.

    There is no doubt that Romney and Republicans, if they have majorities in the House and Senate, will repeal ObamaCare.

    That is all that matters.


    God, John, it just chaps your ass that the majority of Americans understand that college and grad school is often time of drug experimentation and use.

    Was George Bush's extensive history of cocaine use and alcoholism relevant to the 2000 campaign? We were told no at the time by people just like you.

    To compare that to implementing a transformative statewide public policy is ludicrous.

    Simply not a factor. You miss my point. Not saying what should or shouldn't be relevant, so making comparisons is pointless. Voters did not consider Obama sitting in Wright's church for 20 years to be a factor either, even though it might have impacted or reflected his fundamental ideology.

    People only care about the future, and the choice could not be any clearer.


    Only your last part is very true and despite the avalanche of money, Americans are squarely behind the president. The ruling yesterday will only cement Obama's position as one of progress and Romney's as one of a return to the disastrous policies that favor the 1%.
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    Jun 29, 2012 3:03 PM GMT
    Christian73 said
    socalfitness said
    Christian73 said
    socalfitness saidWhat Romney did and said about Massachusetts will be considered by the voters as relevant as Obama's cocaine use at Harvard.

    There is no doubt that Romney and Republicans, if they have majorities in the House and Senate, will repeal ObamaCare.

    That is all that matters.


    God, John, it just chaps your ass that the majority of Americans understand that college and grad school is often time of drug experimentation and use.

    Was George Bush's extensive history of cocaine use and alcoholism relevant to the 2000 campaign? We were told no at the time by people just like you.

    To compare that to implementing a transformative statewide public policy is ludicrous.

    Simply not a factor. You miss my point. Not saying what should or shouldn't be relevant, so making comparisons is pointless. Voters did not consider Obama sitting in Wright's church for 20 years to be a factor either, even though it might have impacted or reflected his fundamental ideology.

    People only care about the future, and the choice could not be any clearer.


    Only your last part is very true and despite the avalanche of money, Americans are squarely behind the president. The ruling yesterday will only cement Obama's position as one of progress and Romney's as one of a return to the disastrous policies that favor the 1%.

    Suggest you not look at his approval pct or his handling of the economy pct. Might burst that bubble.
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    Comparing the actions of a State governor only 6 years ago to someone sitting in a church pew 20 years ago and saying each mean as much as the other.

    Right.
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    Jun 29, 2012 3:11 PM GMT
    meninlove said

    PS If you're trying to get people to vote Republican, it seems to me that touting Obamacare as Mitt's invention is likely putting a favourable light on Mitt.

    "Gosh, golly. Mitt came up with that idea that the Supreme court endorsed? Cool! Maybe I'll vote for him!"

    Getting my point yet?



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    They never will 'get the point', their fanaticism has them blind to normal cause and effect reasoning. Their 'godly cause' is right, and they will not be influenced by facts, compromise or reasoning. Not even their, nor their families own interests can permeate their fanaticism. OBAMA IS THE ENEMY AND MUST BE DEFEATED !!! that's all they see !!

    This fanatical ignorance is what we're dealing with in the US, this group is exactly why our country's government cannot move forward to overcome our economic, unemployment, housing issues nor our Foreign policy run up to more war.

    The hell of it is, they seem to be winning the Media message battle, truth has a hell of a time raising its head among all the disinformation and lies from Wealthy donor supported far right.
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    meninlove said

    The irony is delicious.
    Obama took Romney's plan and reform and made it nation-wide. Rather than say,
    " Hey look, Obama recognized a great Republican idea and put it to work. See how great that Republican idea was? So great that Obama ran with it!"
    ...some of the RJ conservs here doomsay and complain in detail how awful it is.

    Good grief.



    ^^^^ A great example for all too see how clueless some are to the reality that "What is good for Massachusetts" is NOT "Good For The Country as a Whole". No one is arguing, least not Romney or his supporters, over the need of a health care overhaul. How this overhaul on a national scale is implemented and, most importantly, how it is paid for, is where we have a huge divide.


    Thats spin. Gingrich and Romney both said it was a model for the nation. When obama picked it up, thats when it was suddenly gonna destroy the country.
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    Jun 29, 2012 3:16 PM GMT
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    Comparing the actions of a State governor only 6 years ago to someone sitting in a church pew 20 years ago and saying each mean as much as the other.

    Right.

    You continue to miss the point. Simply the past is not relevant compared to what is promised to be done in the future.
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    lol, actually Realifedad, I'm trying to point out the power of positive reinforcement rather than the negative when it comes to voters and getting someone to vote your way.

    This was entirely missed by a couple of posters above, one who immediately tried the tired old 'clueless' or 'don't know what they're talking about' meme in words without stopping to consider what we actually meant.

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    Jun 29, 2012 3:19 PM GMT
    socalfitness said
    meninlove said

    Comparing the actions of a State governor only 6 years ago to someone sitting in a church pew 20 years ago and saying each mean as much as the other.

    Right.

    You continue to miss the point. Simply the past is not relevant compared to what is promised to be done in the future.


    lol, I'm pointing out the flaw in your point.
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    Jun 29, 2012 3:22 PM GMT

    Catfish said, "Thats spin. Gingrich and Romney both said it was a model for the nation. When obama picked it up, thats when it was suddenly gonna destroy the country."

    ...and that's what I'm getting at here. Some of the conservs here are blithely shooting themselves in the foot. They COULD be saying,
    "See? Obama couldn't come up with a plan better than Romney's! Vote Romney!" which is more likely to impress people and get them to think Republican.

    ...and that's all the help I'm going to give the the conservs today.

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    [quote][cite]meninlove said[/cite]
    Catfish said, "Thats spin. Gingrich and Romney both said it was a model for the nation. When obama picked it up, thats when it was suddenly gonna destroy the country."

    ...and that's what I'm getting at here. Some of the conservs here are blithely shooting themselves in the foot. They COULD be saying,
    "See? Obama couldn't come up with a plan better than Romney's! Vote Romney!" which is more likely to impress people and get them to think Republican.

    ...and that's all the help I'm going to give the the conservs today.

    [/quote




    GREAT POINT !!!!+++++++++++++++++++
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    Actually Reallifedad, I was expecting all the liberals on here to go after me for this.

    There's a way to win over people, and fear and uncertainty, as many a business has found out, doesn't often work.