May 14, 2010

Healthcare bill gets bum rap

Healthcare bill gets bum rap

It may be popular to bash the new federal healthcare bill, but ask rural North Dakotans if they like what the bill accomplishes and often as not, the answer is “Yes.”
It’s a little like hating the way medicine tastes, but liking the cure it provides.
That’s the finding of the latest Prairie Poll, which asked people in 11 communities across North Dakota to share their opinions on the legislation.
Though 39 percent of those responding said the legislation is “mostly bad,” those polled view much more favorably many of the individual provisions in the bill.
For instance, three quarters of those polled said it is good to do away with the practice of denying people coverage because of pre-existing conditions.
 


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