Independents Oppose Mandatory Contraception Coverage — But What About Abortion Drugs?
1:37 PM, Aug 8, 2011 • By JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
A recently released Rasmussen poll shows that likely independent voters strongly oppose Obamacare’s mandate — recently announced by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius — that all insurance companies must offer “free" contraception coverage at no direct cost to the recipient. By a margin of 18 percentage points (47 to 29 percent), independents oppose this federal mandate, which they overwhelmingly (52 to 11 percent) think would increase overall insurance costs.
Moreover, by a margin of 70 points (79 to 9 percent), independent voters think Americans should “have the right to choose between different types of health insurance plans, including some that cost more and cover just about all medical procedures and some that cost less while covering only major medical procedures.” And by a margin of 75 points (79 to 4 percent), they think Americans should “have the right to choose between different types of health insurance plans, including some with higher deductibles and lower premiums and others with lower deductibles and higher premiums.”
Rasmussen did not ask whether respondents approve of Obamacare’s mandate that all insurers provide “free” coverage of the abortion drug ella — at societal expense.