Saturday, March 6, 2010

Aftermath of Announced Premium Hike

This item is not so much about actual polls, but rather about an event that may have helped shape health care-related public opinion to some extent in recent weeks. The event in question is the attempt by Anthem Blue Cross to raise premiums on its individual policyholders (as opposed to persons who receive health insurance through group plans at work) by as much as 39%. Today's Los Angeles Times has an article about how the proposed rate hike -- and the Obama Administration's alacrity in publicizing it -- seemingly has given Democrats a concrete way to connect with the public on the health care reform issue.

1 comment:

Rob Johnson said...

The people opposing the President's plan probably don't know the meaning of the word "alacrity", so you might want to help them along. Thank you for your informative blog.