When asked why ObamaCare has become so deeply unpopular, Daniel Henninger, Wall Street Journal columnist said,
I think the main thing is the Democrats said for many years the health-care problem is about the uninsured -- the 47 million or so. Setting aside the validity of that number, people [agreed] and they said, 'Well, I think I'm willing to help the uninsured.' "Suddenly, in this bill, they discover it's all about them. Everybody's being swept into it and people are going '"Whoa! Wait a minute. I'm pretty happy with my insurance. I don't want to go into a federal system."That is what's causing a lot of resistance to this bill.
Let's deconstruct Henninger's quote for clarity and emphasis:
- Most Americans (81%) seem to be satisfied with their own health-insurance.
- Most Americans agree that the health-care question is "How to provide health-care insurance for the 47 million uninsured."
- Of these Americans (the 81%) see ObamaCare as ultimately forcing them into a government option.
Check out the full (video) interview.