The results are in from last night’s Intelligence Squared debate on universal health coverage:
- Before the debate, 49 percent of the audience was pro‐universal coverage, 24 percent anti‐, and 27 percent undecided.
- After the debate, 58 percent of the audience was pro‐, 34 percent anti‐, and 8 percent undecided.
As many have noted, the anti‐ side won over more of the undecideds (10 percentage points) than did the pro‐ side (9 percentage points). Considering this was a crowd of mostly Manhattan denizens, I’m pleasantly surprised by the outcome.
And I’m now prepared to induct John Stossel into the Anti‐Universal Coverage Club. Sally Pipes I’m still not sure about; you can judge for yourself when the IQ2 folks post the transcript of the debate here.
EDITOR’S NOTE: See clarification concerning Pipes here.