Tuesday, June 23, 2009

About That New Health Plan

We keep hearing that Americans want a single payer system. But how do they explain this?

According to a recent ABC News/USA Today/Kaiser Family Foundation survey, 89 percent of Americans are satisfied with their health care. That could mean up to 250 million people are happy.

Americans are open-minded, which is why they will entertain changes to the health care system. Add to that the problems every person has faced at one time or another with getting their insurance to cover a procedure, and you can understand the cognitive dissonance going on.

Sticking it to "the rich" insurance companies sounds attractive. Until, of course, we're all stuck with government-run health care. Then the insurance companies don't look so bad.

H/T: Instapundit.