I was going back through my archives and I found a health care poll question I suggested about a year ago that I would still love to see asked. I believe it accurately reflects the reality that most middle class Americans face with various universal health care plans:
Would you support a system of
government-run universal health care that guaranteed health care
access for all Americans, but would result in you personally getting
inferior care than you get today in terms of longer wait times, more
limited doctor choices, and with a higher probabilities of the
government denying you certain procedures or medicines you have
access to today.
I have said a number of times that health care is not like failed Great Society housing programs. In those housing programs, only the poor got crappy government housing -- the rest of us kept what we had. Universal health care is different, because it will effectively be like forcing everyone to move into the housing projects.