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Public Opinion Strongly Favors Public Plan

New NYT poll confirms earlier polling that indicated overwhelming public support for a government-run insurance option:

Happily for politicians contemplating the inclusion of such a plan, a robust public option is also the best way available to control costs and minimize the need for new taxes. So just keep in mind that when people talk about political obstacles to a robust public plan, they’re not talking about mass public opinion as an obstacle — they’re talking about the wealth and power of relatively narrow interests.

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