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My opinion has followed changes in the plan, and remains divided. Though in 2008 then-Senators Barack Obama and Joseph Biden campaigned against requiring adults to buy insurance, in July 2009 President Obama reportedly "changed his mind" and agreed with Democratic Congressional proposals to include an individual mandate. Public opinion turned rapidly against the compromised plan, and has remained steadily opposed ever since, with 50% against versus 40% in favor. Specific ideas that showed majority support, such as purchasing drugs from Canada, limiting malpractice awards, and reducing the age to qualify for Medicare, were not enacted.

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