According to Binder, the most highly rated section of the speech was Obama's description of new regulations on the insurance industry.
"Under this plan, it will be against the law for insurance companies to deny
you coverage because of a pre‐existing condition. As soon as I sign this bill, it will be against the law for insurance companies to drop your coverage when you get sick or water it down when you need it most. They will no longer be able to place some arbitrary cap on the amount of coverage you can receive in a given year or a lifetime. We will place a limit on how much you can be charged for out‐of‐pocket expenses, because in the United States of America, no one should go broke because they get sick"
"I have no interest in putting insurance companies out of business. They provide a legitimate service, and employ a lot of our friends and neighbors. I just want to hold them accountable."
The panelists liked Obama's call for an "end to bickering."
"The time for bickering is over. The time for games has passed. Now is the season for action. Now is when we must bring the best ideas of both parties together, and show the American people that we can still do what we were sent here to do. Now is the time to deliver on health care."
The memo doesn't say what the panelists didn't like -- and one wouldn't expect to find such a thing in a DNC memo -- but Binder's work is well respected and he is seen as honest by Republican pollster colleagues.
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