August 5th, 2009
04:02 PM ET
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Grade the Obama administration on health care

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soundoff (125 Responses)
  1. Nuts


    August 5, 2009 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  2. Sharen stanley

    I am concerned about cuts on Medicare that would lead to decreased access for care for my dialysis patients. I give him a. C

    August 5, 2009 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  3. Frank, Las Vegas

    Grading President Obama on what he wants is about 99%. His current ability to properly convey that and get the rest of the democrats on board is about 60%. By the way, grading the GOP on health care is much easier. 0% if you're an American citizen, 100% if you're an insurance or drug company.

    August 5, 2009 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  4. Mississippi Mike

    F-. The plan has not passed, Congress opted out of it already and taxpayers (you know the people who will actually pay for it) don't want it. Three negatives with no positives is an automatic F-.

    August 5, 2009 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  5. kelly- fl

    why can't we grade it when he gets it done!

    August 5, 2009 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  6. Grace

    Obama Administration = A

    August 5, 2009 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  7. Gilbert

    what are we grading here CNN? the proposal is out and the GOP playing their games with it again. what i mean here, there is no Obama administration health care to grade here until it is passed

    August 5, 2009 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  8. jaye

    I give President Obama an A – I get the republicans an F.
    The republicans are worthless – all they do is incite and inflame ignorant people into believing their lies.

    August 5, 2009 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  9. Larry

    Given that health care reform is a very complex issue....people have been trying to reform it since Harry Truman, and given the fact that the health care industry has thrown over $200 million this year for lobbying against reform, and given the fact that there is a whole lot of lying and half truths flying around concerning reform, and given the fact that President Obama has shown unfledging energy to get this very necessary project done......................................................................

    I gave him an A in CNN's poll.

    August 5, 2009 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  10. Change in America

    I gave President a A+ for Health Care

    August 5, 2009 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  11. David

    Excellent, this is long overdue and while the GOP might like the business as usual approach as their pockets have been lined for years by special interests for years enough is enough. While it doesn't appear as though the reform will go far enough at this time it will be easier to strengthen over time if this critical step is made.

    August 5, 2009 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  12. Candy West Virginia

    What did the rethuglicans do regarding health care reform the last 8 years??? Atleast this President is tackling the issue.

    August 5, 2009 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  13. Enlightened Voter

    This President get an A++ for even tackling the issue. Thank you President! It's a shame that this country is so hateful and prejudiced that they can't appreciate you now.

    August 5, 2009 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  14. lil

    I give him a B. He could get an A if he would just go ahead and stop trying to include republican. They have told him he is an experiment which mean they dont want to work with him.

    August 5, 2009 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  15. RealityKing

    Obama get a B+ for smooth misrepresentation, a C- for details and an F for leadership.

    August 5, 2009 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  16. Aurelia Perkins

    Considering the economic turmoil the national was in when President Obama took office, I think he has done an excellent job in preventing further economic collapse. Also, the Republicans and the racist, radical fringe organizations that support them are trying to do everything they can to sabotage the President's agenda that will strengthen this country, reform health care, and put us on the road to economic recovery.

    The President has steadfastly persevered in order to bring about his positive vision for the U.S. For this I give him an "A".

    August 5, 2009 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  17. gh82261

    I give the President an A+ in pushing forward with this legislation and recognizing that it is vital for our countries future. When passed, it will be a much needed program for the American people. No one wants government programs until they need them. Those who shout “NO NO” will be the first ones in line to receive.

    August 5, 2009 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  18. Grrr-awful-o

    Grade: F

    The Obama administration is not listening to Americans (and it will get louder from now on) and ramming a healthcare plan down our thoats that is a bad, enormously expensive plan. Grade F for being out of touch with Americans, for denying that Americans are really against this plan ("it's manufactured"), for ramming the plan down our throats so fast that no one has time to actually understand what's in it, and for blaming the Republicans for the opposition to the plan that's now being seen. This administration and Congress is not being receptive to what we're telling them and is not representing the will of the American people. They're simply dismissing us and moving forward with their own agendas. Grade F on representive government. Grade F on a very bad, expensive healthcare plan.

    August 5, 2009 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  19. ali


    August 5, 2009 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  20. Hunter Reid

    I give 'em an "F."

    August 5, 2009 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  21. paul deavers

    Outstanding Grade.

    Doing the best he can with all the opposition he is facing.

    He is into day 200 of approximately 1460 days of the first term, and already some are quick to call him a failure.

    August 5, 2009 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  22. Neutralizer

    I give Obambi an F. Spending and borrowing money we do not have, another spending for health care reform; he deserves an F.

    August 5, 2009 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  23. Matt

    Epic Fail.

    Obama is a disgrace to this country with the way he divides and alienates anyone who disagrees with him.

    Watching how his thugs attack members of his own party for not towing the party line speaks volumes.

    August 5, 2009 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  24. Darla (Edmonton, Canada)

    I find it fascinating that CNN is pulling out all the stops to grade the Obama administration ... but didn't do any grading of the GWBush administration or the GOP when they were in office for the last eight years. CNN is showing its bias ... and determination to just stir the pot instead of doing some honest reporting.

    August 5, 2009 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  25. Diplomacy Trumps War

    CNN when did you go from being a news organization to a poll taking organization??? You're supposed to REPORT the news, not try to CREATE the news! Remember?????

    August 5, 2009 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
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