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Hello everyone. A friend of mine shared a link with me for a 10 question quiz on Health Care Reform. It's from the Kaiser Family Foundation. I don't know how long the quiz site has been around, but it only took a minute to run through the 10 questions. What's more interesting is the results page that pops up when you're finished with the quiz..

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After you take the quiz, the correct answers are posted, along with a national roll up percentage on the correct answers. For example, on the question regarding the requirement for all small companies (regardless of size) to provide health insurance, only 27% of the survey participants got it correct!

That really tells me a lot, as I don't think your average knuckle dragging right wing nut job is really that computer literate, and since this survey is a voluntary on-line internet survey you would think that whom ever takes it would have at least some learning skills ... well at least enough skills to know how to drive a mouse. The percentages of wrong answers tells me that the right-wing message machine really has made it difficult for progressives to get the good word out on this.

So fellow kosacs, go ahead and give it a shot.

FWIW I got a 8 out of 10 right. I missed one question because of semantics regarding the word 'fine' vs a 'tax' (hint - they mean the same thing in this survey).. and the other question I am happy I missed regarding expanded coverage.


P.S. I STILL am pissed we don't have single-payer health care, but this is a good start.

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  •  Tip Jar (9+ / 0-)

    "The price of a memory is the memory of the sorrow it brings" Adam Durst/Counting Crows

    by zipn on Tue Jul 03, 2012 at 08:36:09 AM PDT

  •  Fun list and a good way (6+ / 0-)
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    Dancing Angel, lgmcp, shanikka, Siri, TofG, zipn

    to check out the right wing talking points that are mostly wrong.

    I got ten out of ten because I read Daily Kos regularly! And ten out of ten is better than 99.6 percent of the takers, which is a pitiful statement about what the press and the Obama administration have done to get the word out on what this bill really does.

    •  Me, too - 10/10. (0+ / 0-)

      Scary, isn't it, how vehemently so many people oppose something they know so little about.

      Being the single intellectual in a village of 1,100 souls ain't much fun, especially when 1,099 of those don't think you're all that smart.--Lucy Marsden

      by Miniaussiefan on Tue Jul 03, 2012 at 12:04:41 PM PDT

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  •  I was proud of my perfect score because (3+ / 0-)
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    shanikka, Siri, TofG

    the quiz is written in language that is accurate and clear, but NOT dumbed down.  

    It moves really quickly, too -- the instant you mark a bubble, the next question is presented.  

    Your hardcore wingers, of course, will simply dismiss the accuracy of the quiz, never mind that it is strictly factual.   Not-so-hardcore members of the general public, however, do need to be made aware of ALL these facts.

    Highly recommended.  Hopefully it can go viral.  

    "The extinction of the human race will come from its inability to EMOTIONALLY comprehend the exponential function." -- Edward Teller

    by lgmcp on Tue Jul 03, 2012 at 09:27:27 AM PDT

    •  The trickiest questions IMO were small-business (1+ / 0-)
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      related.   I've seen a lot of baseless moaning about how burdensome the law will be to mom-and-pop business.   Well, by the time your business employs more than 50 people, I don't think it's a mom-and-pop business -- maybe mom, pop, mr. and mrs. junior, and a few cousins.  

      Fact:  businesses with fewer than 50 employees do not face any requirement to insure.  

      Fact:  if they CHOOSE to offer insurance even though they don't have to, there are subsidies to assist.

      "The extinction of the human race will come from its inability to EMOTIONALLY comprehend the exponential function." -- Edward Teller

      by lgmcp on Tue Jul 03, 2012 at 09:34:19 AM PDT

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  •  Some interesting patterns in the cross-tabs ... (2+ / 0-)
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    For instance, your average Dem is not THAT much better nformed than your average R.    And it appears that women, perhaps especially older women,  are even more misinformed about the law than men.  

    "The extinction of the human race will come from its inability to EMOTIONALLY comprehend the exponential function." -- Edward Teller

    by lgmcp on Tue Jul 03, 2012 at 09:43:37 AM PDT

    •  Interesting that those with the moderate (1+ / 0-)
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      scores had the greatest favorability with the law and the greatest unfavorability with the law. It just cancels each other out I guess.

      "At stake are not just the details of policy, but fundamental principles of social justice and the character of our country." ~Sen. Ted Kennedy

      by Wendy in FL on Tue Jul 03, 2012 at 12:55:54 PM PDT

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  •  Ach. 9 out of 10. Missed the last one on (1+ / 0-)
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    undocumented aliens.

  •  Hey, there was no question on payout ratios (1+ / 0-)
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    which just kicked in and very important.   Capping their profits at a reasonable level and mandating the rest in actual costs of care.  

    "The extinction of the human race will come from its inability to EMOTIONALLY comprehend the exponential function." -- Edward Teller

    by lgmcp on Tue Jul 03, 2012 at 10:06:13 AM PDT

  •  I'm A Star (3+ / 0-)
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    Got ten out of ten.  Better than 99.6% of the American Public.

  •  9 out of 10 (1+ / 0-)
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    I missed the lack of a public alternative in the exchanges. That was in the original bill, but was removed. It would have been a good start on a national public option.

    Hands off my ObamaCare[TM]

    by Mokurai on Tue Jul 03, 2012 at 12:35:52 PM PDT

  •  I got 8 out of 10. Enough to put me in.. (0+ / 0-)

    the 90th percentile of scores. I missed the one about small business employers being required to insure all employees. And the one about the level of government involvement in state exchanges. I discovered this quiz in a link posted by Bill Moyers on my facebook news feed. Apparently if you "like" Bill Moyers, it's about the same thing as having him on your friends list. You see his every thought on your news feed. Alas, it's just a one way street. Your  thoughts probably aren't posted on Bill Moyers own news feed.

  •  It's interesting that so many can miss getting (0+ / 0-)

    10/10. I'd think anyone who was reasonably informed about the bill would get all.

    If 99.6% of the public can't answer these questions perfectly how are they supposed to understand the different subsidy levels or taxing Cadillac plans.

    The theory that nature is permanently in balance has been largely discredited

    by ban nock on Thu Jul 05, 2012 at 04:50:36 PM PDT

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