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Old 09-15-2009, 09:35 PM
 
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Keyhani said that "nearly three-quarters of physicians supported some form of a public option, either alone or in combination with private insurance options." According to the poll, 63% of physicians said they favor giving patients the option of a public plan in addition to private insurance options, while 10% said they favor the public plan only -- adding up to 73% in total support for a public option. According to the researchers, they found strong support for the public option among all categories of physicians.

Poll Finds Majority of Physicians Back Public Option in Health Reform - California Healthline

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Old 09-15-2009, 09:48 PM
 
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Keyhani said that "nearly three-quarters of physicians supported some form of a public option, either alone or in combination with private insurance options." According to the poll, 63% of physicians said they favor giving patients the option of a public plan in addition to private insurance options, while 10% said they favor the public plan only -- adding up to 73% in total support for a public option.According to the researchers, they found strong support for the public option among all categories of physicians.

Poll Finds Majority of Physicians Back Public Option in Health Reform - California Healthline
Good link. It provides an alternative to another thread that relies on a poll by the Investors Business Daily, a hardcore publication for the greedy capitalists.
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Old 09-15-2009, 09:56 PM
 
Location: Geneva, IL
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Good link. It provides an alternative to another thread that relies on a poll by the Investors Business Daily, a hardcore publication for the greedy capitalists.
I don't think the IBD will recover from its Stephen Hawking faux pas any time soon.
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Old 09-15-2009, 10:07 PM
 
Location: Southcentral Kansas
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Keyhani said that "nearly three-quarters of physicians supported some form of a public option, either alone or in combination with private insurance options." According to the poll, 63% of physicians said they favor giving patients the option of a public plan in addition to private insurance options, while 10% said they favor the public plan only -- adding up to 73% in total support for a public option.According to the researchers, they found strong support for the public option among all categories of physicians.

Poll Finds Majority of Physicians Back Public Option in Health Reform - California Healthline
Can you tell us how many of the 788,835 doctors in the US were called and mailed poll materials. I really wonder what the total number of polled doctors was.
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Old 09-15-2009, 10:38 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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I don't think the IBD will recover from its Stephen Hawking faux pas any time soon.
Never underestimate the stupid.

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Can you tell us how many of the 788,835 doctors in the US were called and mailed poll materials. I really wonder what the total number of polled doctors was.
You might want to educate yourself with how polls work. Having said that, go ahead and post this in the IBD poll thread as well.
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Old 09-15-2009, 10:41 PM
 
Location: Florida
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I am more interested in what the employees of the insurance companies have to say. The doctors are going to get their money regardless of what happens, it's the people employed by the insurance companies whose jobs are on the line.
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Old 09-15-2009, 10:44 PM
 
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Good link. It provides an alternative to another thread that relies on a poll by the Investors Business Daily, a hardcore publication for the greedy capitalists.
Exactly the reason why I posted this.
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Old 09-15-2009, 10:56 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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I am more interested in what the employees of the insurance companies have to say. The doctors are going to get their money regardless of what happens, it's the people employed by the insurance companies whose jobs are on the line.
Why would that be? Why is there a need to protect certain jobs when the same people couldn't care less about others' jobs in other industries? How about businesses that can't compete due to health care access issues? People that are going bankrupt due to the debacle that current system is? But then, this has nothing to do with this thread, now does it?
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Old 09-15-2009, 10:56 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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I don't think the IBD will recover from its Stephen Hawking faux pas any time soon.
IBD still has some cred with some on this board. Someone just started a thread about their poll, as if it's the holy grail.
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Old 09-15-2009, 11:27 PM
 
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Where was this polling? Venezuela? Cuba?
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