What do Americans really think about ObamaCare?
Focus group weighs in on potential ruling
- Duration 6:51
- Date Jun 27, 2012
Focus group weighs in on potential ruling
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-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- And is very special focus group of voters and they are standing by in Washington DC tonight.
-- -- -- -- John let's find out where they stand up for subcommittee voted for Barack Obama 2008 raise your hands get a wide shot -- this -- two thirds of these people -- bomb -- voters now watch.
How many view support.
Obama care raise your hands.
Only small percentage who are the ones who voted for Obama but oppose obamacare.
Tell me why.
I don't like how.
It complex it is I don't like the individual mandate part of -- I do like the insurance reform tell me why.
The individual mandate -- the government can force you to buy insurance what can't he do team.
Tell me why I don't like the government's gonna tell us what we have to buy.
They're gonna try to mandate what who we go to and we'll kind of treatment that we get one more Obama persons against obamacare.
I gotta like -- -- the mandate Tony what I what I have to buy.
Go ahead it's easy cost control but just it's just that just -- the expenses of health -- industry would fix the system you're nodding your head.
So we want I think he's right exactly.
So so is there any compromise or should we start from scratch for.
Why -- you really want to start all over again.
I don't think I'm a physician nobody asked positions how to fix health care I can give you five answer try to stop mad.
That would bring down costs to be patient better patient care better quality obamacare is that disastrous and after -- it's bad for hospitals is bad for my profession.
It's a total unmitigated.
Your position now and ask you knowing this I got something wrong with my wrist you can tell why start from scratch because it is -- -- there is nothing in there that's health care.
Yeah and I think it's it's very as a nurse wise and a disgrace it's not focusing.
On the patients had on the other than military I think most of the things that the federal government has good hands and then -- being very inefficient.
And not cost effective for.
I'm a -- as well and I have to agree.
The problem with the bill as it is is it doesn't fix the core problem so what's the core probably core problems -- Medicare is a bottomless pit.
You can just keep pouring money into it and you're not going to improve health care he doesn't deal with tort reform.
Which is a huge -- he doesn't he was due course of drugs and -- bring drugs to market.
He -- doesn't deal with patient access in the real way.
-- -- Sean what's interesting about this is.
That you've got.
A whole lot of Obama people and nationwide.
They're not percent of Americans support the legislation 55% oppose those numbers have barely changed in the last two years -- even our health care professionals here are saying and don't do this we need -- change.
They have frank let me let me ask a group of all the people -- voted for Obama is -- two thirds of them dead.
How many of them the voted for Obama.
-- -- gonna vote to reelect them and how many are gonna look to governor Romney in the very curious.
Okay let me ask you how -- who voted for Obama.
Are switching sides to vote for Mitt Romney.
-- you tell me why.
I feel like -- a -- -- heard some sort of changed especially in what the economy is going to -- and by the way.
My theory so you're one of those Obama.
I it's kind of I mean I instead of Republican of course this is after the first Democrat.
But that I voted for and I'm disappointed and I want something different and would be disappointed -- that he hasn't delivered.
-- -- -- he said he was going to change there's there's it's worse and you voted for Obama.
I didn't and you lean towards Romney absolutely I think Obama's done a horrible job CS and delivered there's no -- there's no hope.
There's more divides there was to -- -- -- work so deep in debt that will never be able to get out of it.
Two more if you tell me why.
Never seen a president with such promise.
I'm failed so spectacularly in delivering.
A reasonable Health Care Reform late in getting our unemployment -- under control and gain more job -- housing bubble fixed.
Carl Anderson you've got a question.
Yeah could you -- Kenny could you ask a couple of the Obama supporters who Posey Affordable Care Act.
The one thing they would do anything gets struck down and then NASA positions what's the one -- most important -- saying they would do.
If the -- -- -- we get a sense of what kind of answers are looking for.
OK I want to do the physicians because they're the ones that.
We I have faith and that hopefully you know what should happen so what would you do first.
The fundamental problems of third party Payer as long as you are paying part of the cost -- know what the cost is costs are always gonna go up.
Right now the immediate thing that you could change that would really help the health care system -- form.
By the way call -- lawsuit abuse reform its lawsuit abuse reform most Americans think -- French pastry.
What would you do I make that patient to consumer.
In what way -- do so they're aware of the costs are aware of what you're getting and how much it's costing and and if it's necessary or not doctor what would you -- I think both savings accounts -- review a great idea and very badly needed.
And the patient needs to realize what he is being four.
And with the third party fears they don't -- any -- medical professionals in here you are what do you what worked our records just.
And we need insurance reform as as badly as we need consumer reform in terms of making sure that insurance companies are ripping off.
Both doctors and patients.
One more grass hasn't helped your profession where would you do first week we need to make sure that the system it works for everybody and we need to make sure that what we do makes cents.
That doesn't legislation makes sense the legislation's -- absolutely no sense we're going to be we're gonna be having so many things that are gonna get in the way of us actually taking care of our patients -- I'm a -- but I work with positions and there are a few bad ones out there but most of them really want to do the right thing but I see them struggling.
With regulatory agencies.
Well at the same time practicing defensive medicine can -- there's few -- positions is Michael one of those -- positions I don't know Michael but I hope I don't I would have.
Not gonna you're gonna -- answer.
I Jon Karl if the president is watching tonight he's got to be very nervous about what he's hearing.
Not just in terms of who's voting for whom but the fact that the medical profession.
Those -- the people who have reasons to oppose this legislation and their hope.
That said the Supreme Court fixes that in the next trial fresh blow -- a great focus group that we have more to come I love health savings accounts portability competition.
Catastrophic care there's so many good.