Not unusual. I receive many such releases.
This one, though, was different.
It had a quality of content in it not often seen in media notices.
So much so, it shouted at me!
Opposition to the insurance exchange idea in Idaho is overwhelming, according to a new poll just released today.
I'll let the Press Release, itself, present the data for you to read.
Bottom line? Butch and the Leadership of the two Houses had better listen up to the people of Idaho on this one.
I've never seen clearer numbers like these from any poll over the years on any subject.
And I've been around Idaho a long time...ha.
Opposition to Medicaid expansion and a state insurance exchange was widespread and crossed party lines: 29 percent of Democrats, 51 percent of Independents and 83 percent of Republican voters oppose an insurance exchange.
“There are a lot of powerful lobbyists who want the Legislature and Governor to implement Obamacare,” said Wayne Hoffman, Executive Director of the Idaho Freedom Foundation. “We thought it was imperative to find out what Idahoans really want. It is quite clear that Idahoans want less government control of health care, not more. They want free market solutions and they want little to do with Obamacare.”
One key question asked 600 registered voters across Idaho whether they thought the Supreme Court ruling on ObamaCare was “good for the country”. Just 23 percent said yes, while 61 percent said no.
The numbers are staggering.
Elected officials may no longer be allowed to play the pondering pundit game any more.
Sitting on a pile of questions, scratching their heads may not be acceptable to Idaho folks... especially when the people of Idaho are so clearly aware of the answers.