According to a new poll released Friday by Quinnipiac University almost half of American voters think the Supreme Court should overturn President Barack Obama’s health care law. The poll, taken two weeks after the Supreme Court oral arguments on health reform, found that 49 percent of registered voters surveyed said the entire law should be struck down, while 38 percent wanted the court to support it.
- Network members take note: The Network wishes pollsters would include questions in surveys like this to assess where people get their information from to help formulate their opinions.
One of the things we love about the Network is that we come from all walks of life (and that includes political affiliations). What we share in common is a passion for improving services and supports for youth with emotional challenges and their families. That is why it is so important not to get caught up in the political hyperbole on both sides of the aisle and do your homework so that you can make an informed decision based on fact and not banner headlines. Visit our health care reform section and study up. Bottom line is we know that insurance that includes coverage for the type of services and supports shown to be effective in the 20 + year history of the Child Mental Health Initiative is critical and currently lacking. Anything that helps us keep services like quality wraparound, family-driven respite and parent support partners at the forefront of decision-making about what gets covered is a good thing. Keep your eye on the prize, folks!