I’m so tired of talking about the popularity of health care reform. Seriously.
I understand that there’s an election in November, and that people like to continually see who’s winning. And I get that some incumbents’ vote on PPACA may come into play in their re-election.
But here’s the thing. The law has already passed. We’re not going to vote on it. And, so, it seems like overkill to keep on polling, over and over, as how well they understand it and how much they like it. Even more concerning to me is how much time bloggers with a health policy focus are spending following these polls.
I just saw this post from Ezra Klein referencing Jon Cohn’s post on a CBS/New York Times poll and data from Pollster.com. Ben Smith commented on it, too.
Yesterday, the NAIC released a different poll. I saw Igor Volsky and Sarah Kliff talking about it. So I posted on it.
That’s just in the last two days. And I bet if I spent a little time, I could fill this post with links discussing those two polls.
We could all spend more time talking about actual policy and what it really means, and less on how it’s “playing” in politics and elections. Myself included.
*For those who want to know, the title of this post comes from a brilliant Daily Show piece on how easily the press gets distracted. I declare from this time forward this will be my way of describing that phenomenon.