Tuesday, December 28, 2010

CNN Poll Finds Only 38% Support for Obamacare Mandate

The Obamacare Disaster: An Appraisal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
If President Obama and Democrats could strip the individual mandate from Obamacare, support for it would rise significantly. Of course, they can't do that without removing provisions of the bill that actually are popular. If you eliminate the mandate, you have to allow consideration of pre-existing conditions. Imagine how much automotive insurance would cost if you weren't required to buy it, but could purchase it after a wreck and have your insurance company pay the bills. The entire law is fatally flawed and needs to be scrapped.

(The Hill) — Public support for a key element of President Obama’s healthcare reform law is slipping after a federal judge ruled the provision is unconstitutional, according to a poll released Monday.

A CNN/Opinion Research poll showed that only 38 percent now favor language “requiring all Americans who do not have health insurance to get it.” Support fell six points from August, when it was at 44 percent. Opposition to the provision has risen to 60 percent from 56 in August. Support for the individual mandate was at a high in November, when 49 percent said they backed it.

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