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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

On Health Care, Americans Trust Obama And Dems Far More Than GOP: Poll

When it comes to reforming the U.S. health care system, Americans are more confident in Barack Obama (58%) and Congressional Democrats (42%) than Congressional Republicans (34%), according to a Gallup Poll released today.
Of the eight prominent health care actors, Republicans are least trusted, behind even insurance companies, who have garnered 35% of the nation's trust.
According to the study, doctors hold the confidence vote by a notable margin, winning over 73% of Americans, ahead of health care professors and researchers, at 62%.
The results come two days after President Obama delivered a major speech to the American Medical Association, pitching his reform agenda. The AMA, an influential lobby comprising of doctors, has thus far been hesitant to support the president's public health care alternative.
Also today, Republicans in Congress released their counter-proposal to the Democratic health care plan. As reported by Roll Call, it's pretty thin: LinkHere


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