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Fifty-seven percent of likely voters, according to the Sept.27 release of a nationwide poll, now favor repeal of the nationalized health care system, known with distaste as ObamaCare. But why favor repeal, when so many provisions to help Americans just took effect?
On the six-month anniversary of ObamaCare becoming law, the Department of Health and Human Services called it “A New Patient’s Bill of Rights.” The law forbids denying coverage to children with any health condition; young adults can stay on their parent’s insurance policies until they’re age 26; and preventative services, such as flu shots and mammograms, colonoscopies, and pre-natal care must be provided without having to make co-payments. What a deal! It should be enough to make citizens glow with appreciation.
But, no. Rasmussen Reports, which just released its latest poll of voter reaction to the law, found that not only do 57 percent of voters want ObamaCare repealed, but also 46 percent “strongly favor repeal.” Since enactment of the much-debated ObamaCare law during its multi-month journey through Congress, a majority of voters “have consistently favored repeal of the new law, with support ranging from a low of 53 percent to a high of 63 percent,” according to the poll. Rasmussen Reports said that 84 percent of Republicans and 60 percent of voters not affiliated with either major political party “strongly favor repeal of the law.” Some 58 percent of Democrats oppose the repeal of the health law, the pollsters found.
The White House, in what it described boastfully as a Fact Sheet, on Sept. 22 stating the “Affordable Care Act will put into place comprehensive health insurance reforms that will hold insurance companies accountable, lower health care costs, guarantee more health care choices, and enhance the quality of health care for all Americans.” The “Fact Sheet” also disclosed Administration plans to “release state-by-state reports detailing the impact of the Affordable Care Act and a revamped website…which includes information on the impact of the law and [sob] stories from Americans in all 50 states who are benefiting from the Affordable Care Law. Some of the participants whose stories are highlighted on the new website will include:
“Dawn Josephson from Jacksonville, FL, who can now live with the security of knowing that her new insurance policy can’t exclude coverage for young (sic) her son who recently had eye surgery.
“Gail M. O’Brien from Keen, NH, who was previously uninsured and diagnosed with high grade non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Gail is enrolled in the new Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan that will pay for her treatments and is responding very well.
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