A Divided Consensus on Health Care Reform

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Interestingly, there was a near 50-50 divide on last week’s poll question regarding the surprising election of Republican Scott Brown to the U.S. Senate in the state of Massachusetts.  Many viewed the election as a referendum on public support of the health care reform movement, and if we are to believe this to be true then there are some significant public misgivings about the health care plan in its current form.  Amongst readers of Renal Fellow Network who responded to this poll, there were 45 votes who felt that Brown’s election was a good thing and 43 votes who felt it was not–a roughly even divide.  Does that mean there is a roughly 50-50 divide of Republicans & Democrats amongst Nephrologists?  I’m not sure, but if so it would seem to parallel the current partisan divide within our country.

Check out the new poll question in the right margin which deals with funding of large randomized controlled trials of important drugs.

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