Subscribers to ASI’s E-Newsletter may have noticed the addition of a weekly survey to the news features section. Here we present the results of the July 28 survey.

An analysis by nonpartisan budget experts suggests that a new government health insurance plan sought by President Obama and congressional Democrats could coexist with private insurers without driving them out of business. Do you think that the government plan can coexist with private insurance?

Yes: 25.3%
No: 74.7%

Are you in favor of the government plan?

Yes: 25.4%
No: 74.6%

Comments:

“Maybe some regulation or oversight is in order. Health insurance is a racket at best.”

“There are many good ideas on health care reform and I hope all options are debated. Why rush? Do it right.”

“I do not see any history to support the idea that the government would bring expertise to the health care industry to make it more efficient. If it is government-run it will be inefficient, costly and a waste.”

“This will further bankrupt the country and place an enormous tax burden on this and many future generations.”

“It really is high time for a Health Plan!! We need it in whatever form or shape!”

“I grew up in the UK and saw the huge negative effects of nationalized medicine when was it the responsibility of a government to provide health care. We need fair commerce, protection by military and good roads. You ought to take care of yourself. Be prepared for all of the hypochondriacs to get MRI and CAT scans, driving up costs and increasing taxes. And quality will go down when doctors become government employees.”

“We already have government in the Medicare, Medicaid and Rx drug programs. They are going bankrupt! Why would we let the federal government continue down the same path with 1/6 of the U.S. GDP! Keep federal government out and let the states handle it on a state-by-state basis. If you like ‘Romney care,’ move to Massachussettes!”